Diabetics Review (funded by AstraZeneca)

WJK

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I have been invited by my surgery for a review with a clinical pharmacist to review and discuss my diabetics control, and this will be funded by AstraZeneca. Has any one else been invited and can advise what this may involve. For background, October 2023 my HbA1c was 57 mmol/mol, and increased Metformin 500mg twice a day, started a diet in January 2024 and have lost 3 stone my HbA1c has reduced to 47 and no longer taking Metformin. Currently managing via diet with another stone to lose, and I am not keen to start new medication. Thanks
 
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Rachox

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I have to say I would be wary of any medical intervention or research sponsored by a drugs company. I feel they could only be biased towards their own products. You seem happy to continue on diet with no drugs.
I would check if this is instead of your routine diabetes review or is it just for AZ’s stats. If it’s in place of your routine review I would ask why AZ are involved and ask for it to be with NHS staff as normal.
 

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I have been invited by my surgery for a review with a clinical pharmacist to review and discuss my diabetics control, and this will be funded by AstraZeneca. Has any one else been invited and can advise what this may involve. For background, October 2023 my HbA1c was 57 mmol/mol, and increased Metformin 500mg twice a day, started a diet in January 2024 and have lost 3 stone my HbA1c has reduced to 47 and no longer taking Metformin. Currently managing via diet with another stone to lose, and I am not keen to start new medication. Thanks
Huge well done from me on your trimming up. You must feel fabulous!

I haven't ever had a medication review I have been part of. They have always been done in the background.

It could be useful to have the review, if you have time. After all, it could be agreed you stay off meds. If the pharmacist suggests anything else, you can always negotiate time to consider it, and declining is always an option.
 
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