1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2019 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »
Color
Background color
Background image
Border Color
Font Type
Font Size
  1. i have just been diagnosed as being diabetic. At Xmas 2017 my Hba1c came back as 63 mmol/ mol. This was significantly worse than the 44 mmol/ mol last year. I was feeling really grotty at Xmas. Fatigued, spaced-out, anxious, dry mouth, dry eyes, headaches, etc... I have now lost one or two stones (still need to lose another 4 stones) and think my condition has improved and had 55 mmol/l HBa1c result back this week, so things going to plan. I still feel rough if I do not eat regularly and have now incorporated some complex carbs in my protein/ salad/ fruit/ veg diet - brown rice, whole grain bread and pasta, which I think I need. I do much, much more exercise daily: gym, pool and walking. I am seeing the Doc and nurse this week and don't know whether to accept Metformin. Will Metformin help me lose my tiredness and other symptoms such as dry mouth and how bad are the side-effects. How long does it take to kick-in? Any help and feedback would be appreciated...thanks. Will try to lose much more weight. Andy
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook