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Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by chriss, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. chriss

    chriss · Member

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    Can anyone help my blood sugar levels are 12.6 on average testing morning and before tea I am taking 1000 mg metformin and insurman comb 25, 30units in morning and 28units before tea.
    I cannot have my radiotherapy treatment until the control is better I have locally advanced prostate cancer,no one seems to help me with this problem and I don't usually ask anyway so it's me as usual
  2. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    hi, sorry to hear you arent doing so great, have you tried cutting some carbs out from your diet? i have no idea the implications of doing this along with your prostate troubles so best to find out from an expert, otherwise as it is so important surely the docs could help you with more medication?

    best of luck!
  3. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Usually the mosr effective thing a patient can do without seeing the healthcare team is to cut back on carbs.
    It's under your own control and you can do as much or little as suits your needs.
  4. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest


    Sorry to hear your news.

    There is a diet sheet for prostrate cancer sufferers but you have the double whammy of diabetes as well.

    Have you read Daisy's advice for newly diagnosed, there may be something there that would help.

    I have no idea if the hormone treatment affects your diabetes control so I would suggest that you ask to see a Specialist to see if there is something you need to do.
    This diet sheet, although not ideal for diabetics, does have some advice for you.
    http://prostatecanceruk.org/media/11576 ... _final.pdf

    Take care.

  5. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear of your cancer diagnosis, all I can suggest is that you reduce carbs, this might not just help your diabetic control but actually your cancer as well. Cancer cells feed on glucose.

    http://www.canceractive.com/cancer-acti ... se%20cycle
    http://krebszellen-lieben-zucker-patien ... tients.pdf

    Sending you positive thoughts, I hope you can feel them as they travel through your body and send this dreadful disease to the devil.
    For dark hours, I wish you the properties of the sunflower, it turns its face to the light so that the shadows fall behind it.

    Come back and let us know how you are getting on, plenty of support in here for you.
  6. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend

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    Here is the link to the information Catherine was referring to. I hope you find it helpful.

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