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KimW

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Hi I was coping with T2 up til last summer. I had to give up allotment to cope with family stuff. Since then HBA1C risen from 52 to 58. Moved to Lancashire in the middle of Covid. Had first phone talk with diabetes nurse who has changed my medication from Sitalglipten 100mg to Jardiance 25mg. In the last 2 weeks started getting tingly feet. Just wanted to rejoin forum to talk through current thinking on drugs and neuropathy. Thank you
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Welcome back @KimW :)

How long is it since you have been diagnosed?

Have you mentioned the changes in sensations in your feet to your GP or diabetes nurse? Perhaps it would be worth making a phone appointment next week?
 

KimW

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Hi Thanks for replying. I 've had T2 for about 8 years. I told the diabetic nurse about my feet and she told me it was because I'd let my HBA1C rise. She was quite dismissive as it was my fault and said I'd need to change from Sitaglipten. At that moment I switched off. I know it's my fault. I don't need to be preached at. She said Metformin was a better drug but I explained I didn't take to it at all. I heard her sigh. I don't know anything about the new drug Jardiance. I just know I wont be going back to her. I suppose I need to re focus, increase my exercise and lower my carbs. I just need to refocus. Thank you for listening
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Sorry to hear you had such a difficult appointment and didn't feel very supported :(

Have you checked the patient information leaflet to see if tingly feet may be related to the medication change?
 

KimW

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Type 2
Hi. Thank you. Just feeling a bit low. I'm not sure the feet are related to the drrug but ill keep looking. I didnt think HBA1C at 58 was too bad. Guess that was another wake up call. There are some great diabetes nurses out there. I just need to find one i can talk to at the practice. Thank you again.
 

trophywench

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Well 52 wasn't fantastic either, if the tingling is neuropathy it probably means that your day to day BG control hasn't been 'non diabetic' (ie under 42) for a good long while.

Has it ever been suggested to you that some dietary changes could assist your diabetes control ? - advice about diet has changed since you were diagnosed, but of course we don't know what you know and don't know - so my question is not intended to be confrontational.
 

Northerner

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Hi I was coping with T2 up til last summer. I had to give up allotment to cope with family stuff. Since then HBA1C risen from 52 to 58. Moved to Lancashire in the middle of Covid. Had first phone talk with diabetes nurse who has changed my medication from Sitalglipten 100mg to Jardiance 25mg. In the last 2 weeks started getting tingly feet. Just wanted to rejoin forum to talk through current thinking on drugs and neuropathy. Thank you
Hi Kim :) It's possible that if the tingly sensations have only just started since you began with the new medication then this is a sign of 'transient neuropathy'. It can happen when you blood sugar levels are adjusting from what has been their 'norm' to a new normal - this can happen if your levels begin to go up generally, or down, and is a temporary thing - it has happened to me on occasion :) So if your levels have started to come down generally thanks to the new medication then this may be the cause :)
 

SB2015

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Hi Kim and welcome back.
Sorry to hear that you have been having a difficult time. It is great that you are looking to get to grips with your diabetes and rejoining the forum is a good start.

Have you ever self tested. The HbA1c gives you a picture of what has happened over the past three months, but many on here have found that self testing before and after meals helps them to get a clearer picture of what is happening day by day. These results along with a food diary can help to make appropriate decisions about changes to diet and activity level.

We look forward to hearing more from you.
 

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