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Confusion within NHS Over The Treatment of Tyoe 2

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Aphorism, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. paulus1

    paulus1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    if you don't want it you don't take it no need to have an argument. re doctor-very weird.
     
  2. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    From Wikipedia
    "Pioglitazone is a prescription drug of the thiazolidinedione class with hypoglycemic action to treat diabetes. While pioglitazone does decrease blood sugar levels, studies on the main cardiovascular outcomes have not yielded statistically significant results."
    So why take it?
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    1. The way of measuring blood sugar (the HbA1c test) was changed. Your doctor is quite right. The test is the same but the way it is measured changed. It was previously expressed as a percentage, and is now measured in mmol/mol so just the units changed, not the test itself.

    2. The HbA1c measures the average glucose over the previous 2 to 3 months so what you have just eaten will have no effect whatsoever. There is no need to fast beforehand.
     
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  4. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    Fine: no one has the right to demand information from any member which is how it came across. I would never demand the identity of the person who gave me any information. You may have a tight clique here but it is no use to me.
     
  5. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    I do not wish to disclose anything that is presumably on demand. Confidentiality is important and giving out names and more detail on demand is out of order. I rest my case.
     
  6. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    I am a little confused as to what exactly you did want from us?
     
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  7. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I’d say several things: get a read out of your results or on line access, get a blood glucose monitor so you can see for yourself what’s going on and lastly you don’t have to take anything your Dr prescribes but if you’re not happy with their treatment, then change Dr.
     
  8. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    I really don't need anything since you fail to appreciate confidentiality issues. As a keen human rights activist I am acutely aware of the issue of confidentiality and not being asked for the identity of someone who told me something. Why ask? Makes no sense whatsoever.
     
  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Who has asked you to disclose anything? I can't find anything on this thread that could have caused you to think this.
     
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  10. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thank you for a helpful reply! I appreciate it. Best wishes.
     
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  11. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    I was specifically asked who had told me (I had already said it was my doc), which implies a pen identity request; I refuse that kind of thing in a forum like this. That is all.
     
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  12. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    Exactly! Thanks for your helpful advice.
     
  13. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks.
     
  14. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thank you for your post!
     
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  15. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    I may stick with it; presumably I will soon be on insulin, as is one of our cats whom I jab every day.
     
  16. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thank you for this; as there is no literature or proper explanation given at my surgery, it is good to know.
     
  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I think that @catapillar mean was it a GP, a diabetes specialist doctor or a diabetes nurse not the specific name of your doctor.
    "doc" doesn't tell us much.
     
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  18. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    OK, so then that is fine; we just need to be more specific to avoid assumptions/misunderstandings. Thanks for you helpful input.
     
  19. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Having worked as a journalist for many years, I totally understand protection of sources. You were not asked to identify an individual.
     
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  20. Aphorism

    Aphorism Type 2 · Active Member

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    Actually, I don't think your comment is helpful. I am leaving this forum, right now.
     
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