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Phil howard

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi my name is Phil howard, have been type 2 for approx 4 yrs, looking forward to increasing my knowledge on diabetes and the medication I am at present taking ,not my best friend, metorformin, any alternatives to this to avoid side affects, cheers Phil
 

adrian1der

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi Phil and welcome. Do you know what your blood tests results (HbA1c) were? It will give everyone an idea of where you are and how far you have to go
 

grovesy

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi my name is Phil howard, have been type 2 for approx 4 yrs, looking forward to increasing my knowledge on diabetes and the medication I am at present taking ,not my best friend, metorformin, any alternatives to this to avoid side affects, cheers Phil
There are many any other medications, you need to discuss with who ever prescribed for you!
 

ColinUK

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi Phil.

I’m assuming the side effects are perhaps gastrointestinal?

Mention the side effects to your GP and all to go into the Modified Release version.
 

ianf0ster

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi my name is Phil howard, have been type 2 for approx 4 yrs, looking forward to increasing my knowledge on diabetes and the medication I am at present taking ,not my best friend, metorformin, any alternatives to this to avoid side affects, cheers Phil
Since you're a new member, perhaps you haven't heard that many can avoid all Type 2 diabetes meds (including the dreaded Metformin) by a Lower Carbohydrate Higher Protein and Higher Fat 'Way Of Eating'.

I suggest you look into whether that would help you.
 

Drummer

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I was diagnosed just over 4 years ago and prescribed Metformin and Atorvastatin - I lasted about 5 weeks and decided to stop - so far I have been able to control things with diet - well not Cholesterol, apparently, as they like diabetics to be under 5 units with cholesterol. If it at the expense of my mental abilities, no thanks.
I am perhaps unusually sensitive to carbs, and I eat under 40 gm per day, but that is fine by me.
 

everydayupsanddowns

Administrator
Staff member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Welcome to the forum @Phil howard

Look forward to hearing more of your story over the coming weeks and months.

Ask away with any questions you may have, we have literally centuries of lived diabetes experience on the forum, and no questions will be considered too obvious or ‘silly’ :)
 
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