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17.8 BG !!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Rich12, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Rich12

    Rich12 Type 2 · Member

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    17.8 bg. It’s been going upwards all week, at what stage would you book an appointment to see the nurse. ??
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Around 4 days ago.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Might be worth phoning 111 for their advice as it’s after regular surgery hours now
     
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  4. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What have you been eating?
     
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  5. Rich12

    Rich12 Type 2 · Member

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    Today. Just a small salad for dinner. I did have a few oven chips to. I’ve tried not eating anything, and it still goes up. !!!
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oven chips certainly won't help. What was in the salad?
     
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    I had the same thing this afternoon whilst working... So ended up walking up ten flights of stairs two times whilst at work to try to bring them down a bit.

    I also hadn’t eaten anything out of the ordinary - crazy how they can just go up for no reason!
     
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  8. Rich12

    Rich12 Type 2 · Member

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    I don’t think it’s the food my friend, I have just had my injection, I will give it a cpl of hours and test again, I’m sure it’s the meds.
     
  9. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not familiar with the drug you are on so can't comment. Are you following a low carb or keto diet?

    Oven chips are miles away from keto.
     
  10. Rich12

    Rich12 Type 2 · Member

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    Low carb, I’ve never known it go so hi, and I really don’t think I have ate that much junk, I have only been on these meds 3 weeks, it has to be them. ?? I just made an appointment at the docs for Monday. Hope I will manage till then.
     
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  11. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have no medical background, but as a T2 I am producing insulin that my body can't cope with. I can't get my head around the reason for giving T2s insulin or drugs that promote insulin. I was diagnosed in November 2017 with 122 score. I was offered insulin and said no thanks. Went keto and within 4 months my HbA1c had gone down to 35.
     
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  12. Rich12

    Rich12 Type 2 · Member

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    Well done you. I will have a chat to my nurse, I’m sure the meds might just need tweaking, I’d would sooner take what I’m taking now, than taking metformin, god they made me bad for so long.
     
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  13. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We all have to find our own way. I had read about metformin on this forum before I was offered it. I asked in advance if I could have the slow release version. I have been extremely fortunate in that they have had absolutely no side effects for me.
     
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    Fenn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It seems some type 2’s do not produce enough insulin of there own, hence the need, I also have no medical background, for me, there was little choice as far as i know

    i also went keto and had an hba1c of 34, 12 months after hba1c of 126
     
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  15. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do understand that. When they offered me insulin, there was no talk of further testing to see whether I was producing insulin or not, and at that time I didn't even know enough to ask what my HbA1c score was!

    If you can stick to keto long enough to get through carb withdrawal, the rest is a doddle.
     
  16. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Not all metabolisms are created equal..
    Levels of insulin resistance may vary, same with beta cel production.

    My own condition for instance.. Not so much a "doddle" doing a keto diet without my meds.. ;)
     
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  17. Guzzler

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    Not everyone with T2 is hyperinsulinaemic, there are those whose beta cells have been so overworked that they have become dysfunctional or even perished. As we are not tested (by the NHS) for hyperinsulinaemia then obviously we cannot know. As we are all different this means that decisions and choices about lifestyle and treatment options are personal to us. Quality of life has to be factored in in any choices made and if insulin treatment brings about good QoL then then so be it.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting Guzzler, learning every day, thanks.
     
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  19. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Guys could we focus on @Rich12 's topic, please?

    Rich are you brewing a cold or anything? Being a bit under the weather can send bloods sky rocketing.
     
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  20. Rich12

    Rich12 Type 2 · Member

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    It’s just been a slow increase over the last week, no cold. But I’m going to see the nurse on Monday.
     
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