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Polgara
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Polgara

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Half of a diabetic couple - double dating at retinopathy screening Mar 4, 2021

Polgara was last seen:
Jun 24, 2021
    1.  
      Polgara
      Polgara
      Half of a diabetic couple - double dating at retinopathy screening
    2.  
      Polgara
      Polgara
      Eat low carb and go for lots of walks. That seems to be the key :)
      1. OrsonKartt likes this.
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      Polgara
      Polgara
      One month since I discovered I have diabetes. A new way of eating, lots of walking and medication - my 7 day average is down to 5.6mmol/L :)
    4.  
      Polgara
      Polgara
      Have upped the SR Met to 1000mg. Blood test Tuesday to check kidney function. 7 day average is down to 6.6mmol/L
      1. ickihun
        ickihun
        Well done. Do you feel less hungry and thirsty?
        Apr 29, 2017
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      2. Polgara
        Polgara
        Thank you - Certainly less hungry - looking back over the winter I had really been eating a lot - snacking a lot all evening
        Apr 30, 2017
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      ickihun
      ickihun
      Hi Polgara. Its lovely to see your posts. Fantastic work on your bgs. Are you now on metformin or are you on no meds at all for bg control?
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      2. Polgara
        Polgara
        I've been taking 500mg SR met for a week - upped it to 100mg today. But I got a big drop in BGS before starting the met
        Apr 29, 2017
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      Polgara
      Polgara
      Started SR Metformin and Ramipril for blood pressure. Get result of repeat HbA1c on Monday.
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      Polgara
      Polgara
      Type 2. Had one Hbc1A - second one this week. Then the NHS will catch up with me and give me the official dx. Fasting seven day average 8.7
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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Reception Teacher
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2
    Treatment type:
    Diet only
    Type 2

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    Diet controlled Type 2
    Diagnosis : HbA1c 97 mmol/mol
    Best Ever : HbA1c 31 mmol/mol
    Currently : HbA1c 47 mmol/mol
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