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michaeldavid
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michaeldavid

Well-Known Member, Male, 62, from Norwich

I'm leaving. I may come back to view. But by and large I have no confidence in medical orthodoxy regarding diabetes as upheld by this forum. Apr 11, 2014

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      diamondnostril
      diamondnostril
      Hello Michael,

      I'm very sorry that I did not log in and see your message on my profile until this morning. I've just read through your " 'Hypo'? " thread; I'm sorry about the reaction that you received. If it's any consolation then I know how you feel. When my thread last year went into somewhat similar topics I got a similar reaction - unfortunately you got battered far worse than I did.
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      michaeldavid
      michaeldavid
      I'm leaving. I may come back to view. But by and large I have no confidence in medical orthodoxy regarding diabetes as upheld by this forum.
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      robnewt
      robnewt
      Hello Michael. I have been trying to start a conversation for a while now, thanks for your response. I feel frustrated inasmuch as I have been on tabs for nearly 3 months and feel no different. I am due to see a consultant in a couple of days time, hopefully he will help. How about you? Are you making any progress ?
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      robnewt
      robnewt
      Hello Michael, I was diagnosed type 2 about 3 moths ago. My blood/sugar is still way out at 15.9. I am on 1000mg morning and night and it isn't working. How are you getting on with your blood/sugar?
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 11, 1957 (Age: 62)
    Location:
    Norwich
    Occupation:
    professionally unemployed
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 1
    Treatment type:
    Insulin
    Medication:
    Actrapid: 11 units when I get up, plus 11 more at 11.00am.
    Novorapid: 6 units at 4pm.
    Insulatard: 11.00pm - 1.5 unit in winter, up to 3 units in summer.

    Steadily eating rye bread, from first thing until 4.00pm - around 220g per day. (Mostly with Biona Pear & Apple Spread.) This is what keeps me safe: any hypos I might have are made far more manageable on account of it.

    If I eat any rye bread after 4.00pm, my blood sugar will tend go high overnight.

    [My space has run out here - the story continues under 'Exercise', below.]
    Exercise:
    I test for the final time at 11.00pm. And so long as I haven't eaten anything unwise earlier in the evening, I know my blood sugar will fall by a further 2mmol/l by midnight, and that the effect of the insulin I took earlier in the day will then be exhausted. (One half a slice of the Co-op's wholemeal bread will cover that 2mmol/l drop.) So I go to bed confident that I will wake in the morning as normal, and also that my blood sugar won't be high.

    I test my blood sugar a lot: around 16 times per day, mostly using visually read strips - sc. Betachek Visual or Glucoflex-R.

    If I have high blood sugar during the day, I go out for a fast march.
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