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A little update!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by John_ch, May 1, 2014.

  1. John_ch

    John_ch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, not been on for a while as been very busy putting our house on the market....

    I have just been to see my practise nurse for a review. She gave me my latest Hba1c, it is now down to 73 (8.8) which is a lot better than the last reading of 97 (11)

    My nurse had started me on Sitagliptin a few weeks ago and has now gave me Pioglitazone. That's me now on Glicazide 2 x 80mg twice a day, 1 x 100mg Sitagliptin, and 15mg of the Pioglitazone once a day. My average bs is 10.6. I low carb and walk every day. I have been referred to the Diabetic Specialist Nurse but I think that is going to take a long time before I get to see her as there is only one Nurse for our area!

    I have concerns over taking the Pioglitazone as the side affects are not very good, 1 in 10 for heart failure and links to bowl cancer. I have had heart problems in the past and really don't want to be taking this.

    I am getting to the stage of wanting to ask about starting Insulin.... I am very hesitant as I don't like needles but I know my health is more important. Do you think that's is why I am being referred to the DSN? Or can my practise nurse/GP make the move to Insulin?

  2. Karen.G.

    Karen.G. Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do u have a diabetic doctor at your practice? If so maybe an appointment to talk over your concerns would be a good idea or any doctor really before you start taking the new meds. Well done on reducing your hba1c - that is going in the right direction.

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