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Back on Medication

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Kenny3, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Kenny3

    Kenny3 Type 2 · Active Member

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    After a break over the festive period, yesterday I started taking my tablets again. Metaformin X2 Simvastatin X1 and Blood pressure tablet x 1 All the preceding are daily. I was at my doctors on Monday and they told me my blood pressure was the lowest it has been since the initial diagnosis was made. My last blood glucose readings were 4.7 and 4.5 respectively, so I am reasonably happy with my situation. Have resumed my diet also. Also, my weight has gone down from 14.9 stone to 12.9 since the end of October till now. Kenny
     
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    Contralto Other · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'm missing something but if you're doing that well off medications why have you restarted them?
     
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  3. Kenny3

    Kenny3 Type 2 · Active Member

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    A very good question. The doctors,though, pleased with my progress advised me to continue taking the medication in the meantime. I am not arrogant enough to say that I know better than the doctors/nurses so I will continue with it for now but if it continues to improve, I will certainly think about controlling it (or trying to) with use of dieting. Kenny
     
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  4. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    It's a question I'd be asking and not just accepting. Statins are the devil. If you've achieved this without meds then it warrants an explanation and not just blindly complying with if it isn't justified.
     
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  5. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    @Kenny3 can I ask you why you stopped taking your tablets over Christmas? Or was it that you took a break from eating low carb over Christmas, I'm a bit confused :)
     
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  6. Kenny3

    Kenny3 Type 2 · Active Member

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    The reason I stopped was because my glucose and blood pressures well down to acceptable levels and I was going to have a few beers over the period. Since being diagnosed, I have`nt taken any special foods, I just eat the foods I was eating before,only much less proportion wise. I have completely cut out soft fizzy drinks,sweets cakes and biscuits though. Kenny
     
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