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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by luceeloo, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. luceeloo

    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought I'd reintroduce myself as it's been a long time since I posted here.

    I'm 35, and was diagnosed two and a half years ago with Type 2. After being relatively in control with Lixisenatide injections and Metformin, a serious gum infection (now treated) knocked my levels out of whack and they never returned to my normal. This week I dragged myself in to see my DSN when my fasting levels hit 24.5mmol, and I was promptly put on Gliclazide and given a machine to test ketones.
    The Gliclazide has worked almost immediately, and today has been the first day I've felt like I've got any energy in months.
    However, I'm aware that Gliclazide causes weight gain, so I need to be here and need to be regimented in order to avoid that.
     
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  2. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi and welcome. Gliclazide only causes weight gain if you eat too many carbs. It works by making the pancreas produce more insulin which has been lacking. That insulin enables the body to burn the carbs or store them as fat.
     
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    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'm hoping!
    I've still got a lot to lose, so I'm trying to focus on staying on track.
     
  4. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome back :)
     
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