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Osidge
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Aug 30, 1953 (Age: 64)
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Osidge

Well-Known Member, Male, 64, from Spalding

Retired Moderator

Diagnosed in 1998 and doing well on a varied healthy diet. No complications to date Jan 13, 2014

Osidge was last seen:
Sep 28, 2017
    1.  
      Blobby007
      Blobby007
      Hi Osildge please can you change my date of birthday to 17/04/1964 thank you
    2.  
      munday1932
      munday1932
      I am Kentish maid not munday 1932
      1. Osidge
        Osidge
        Has something gone. Wrong with your forum name or do you want to change it?
        May 10, 2016
    3.  
      umlazi908
      umlazi908
      Colligueas
      I need to get some information especially to those who take insulin.I take insulin and tablets but recently I have realised that when I check my sugar in the morning is 4 or under ,do I have to take insulin as prescribed if sugar is in that level?
      1. Osidge
        Osidge
        You will need to post in the forum for insulin users. I am on tablets only.

        Take care.
        Mar 15, 2016
    4.  
      NotSoSweet2
      NotSoSweet2
      Hi Osidge, can you help me please or any technical support around. I am having problems signing in to the web site and forum itself as it is saying that it doesn't recognise my user name, email address etc. yet I am receiving e-mails from the foum and the website. I don't know what the problem is but I have changed my password and all the other usual things but still no joy. Can anyone help please? Thank you.
      1. 1 person likes this.
      2. ZedS59
        ZedS59
        Hi. I had the same problem this morning and not being very good at techy things used the link on an email and that worked first time. Hope this helps you out.
        Dec 22, 2015
    5.  
      davidn
      davidn
      Hi, I'm looking for a bit of advice and knowledge, I was diagnosed with type 2 a year ago, just got my HB1ac ? result through and it's at 57, my Doctor want to see me with a view of putting me on sort of medication, would you know what she is likely to prescribe ? I'd like to research it
    6.  
      plonkish_
      plonkish_
      Hello Doug I'm having problems with my profile. It keeps resetting to type 1 even when I 'save changes' and it's confusing to other people. It's possibly because I set it up incorrectly in the first place but however many times I change and save it, it reverts back.
    7.  
      paramedic
      paramedic
      I deleted my personal data from my profile & all the things i had written in last 24hrs
    8.  
      paramedic
      paramedic
      I'm too upset. I'm not dealing with diagnosis well.
      Just so depressed & increasing my rate of decline.
      Website & forum made it worse; the reading is too saddening for me. It just didnt help
      1. Osidge
        Osidge
        Diabetes is not easy to deal with. On top of it I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease6 years ago - early retirement. I am on anti-depressants as needed but have a busy life as a public patient voice in medical care, commissioning and research. I hope that my life experience is helping others. I hold onto the positives or my medical issues would suffer. You look after yourself and shout if I can help.

        Doug
        Apr 2, 2014
    9.  
      paramedic
      paramedic
      Thankyou.
      I just dont think i belong here
      1. Osidge
        Osidge
        No problem, mate. Out of interest, what makes you feel you do not belong?
        Apr 1, 2014
    10.  
      paramedic
      paramedic
      please can you delete my profile? Many thanks
      1. Osidge
        Osidge
        I have referred this to the Forum Admin. Take care of yourself and feel free to join us again if we can help in any way.

        Regards

        Doug
        Apr 1, 2014
    11.  
      STEWBRU
      STEWBRU
      How do I access my health records from my medical practice.
      1. Osidge
    12.  
      richard256
      richard256
      HI it's richard,one hopeless at using computors,well is a kindle,please can help me things called TREADS what do they do and how to work them.I'd a one finger Tyler so please be patient.best regards richard
    13.  
      anna29
      anna29
      Hi Doug - welcome back !!! You look green to me .... x
    14.  
      Osidge
      Osidge
      Diagnosed in 1998 and doing well on a varied healthy diet. No complications to date
    15.  
      Tony McNicol
      Tony McNicol
      Apologies for the repeat post, but please do get in touch if you are interested in being interviewed.
      1. Osidge
        Osidge
        Hi Tony

        I am no longer using dapagliflozin. I was experiencing yeast infections and ended up with a urinary tract infection. As my glucose control is historically good, my endocrinologist suggested that I stop using dapa as the apparent side effects were outweighing the benefits. On the positive side, it did result in weight loss.

        Regards

        Doug
        Jan 13, 2014
    16.  
      Tony McNicol
      Tony McNicol
      Dear Osidge,

      I work for a Japanese TV company which is hoping to interview someone in the UK using the medicine FORXIGA (Dapaglifozin). The drug is not currently licensed in Japan, but there is great interest as type 2 diabetes is common there.

      If you would be willing to share your experiences with people in Japan please do get in touch. My email address is tony@wedojapan.com

      Thank you in advance,

      Tony
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Aug 30, 1953 (Age: 64)
    Location:
    Spalding
    Occupation:
    Retired from paid employment
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2
    Treatment type:
    Tablets (oral)
    Medication:
    Metformin 500 mg td
    Exercise:
    Walking our dog.
    Likes:
    Walking the dog and voluntary work; healthcare, health research, NHS commissioning advice, policy work with Dept of Health, Independent Advice provision for British Transport Police.
    Dislikes:
    Bullies.
    Living with Parkinson's Disease as well as diabetes. Member of NHS England East Midlands Clinical Senate, Trial Steering Committee for diabetes CLEOPATRA Study, National Cancer Research Institute Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis Advisory Group, Medical Research Council UK Brain Bank Management Committee, Dementias and Neuro-Degenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) "Join Dementia Research" Champion, Parkinson's Disease Clinical Studies Group, Diabetes UK Diabetes Voices, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Patient Voice

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    Type 2 Dx 1998.
    Current medication: Metformin 500mg td
    No complications
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