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Great HbA1c result but got told off for it...

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by LooperCat, May 1, 2018.

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  1. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Would it be OK to say that if a T2 is not already subject to hypos, s/he will not start having them as a result of taking Metformin?
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    I think that is probably the case, but then there will always be the exception.
    I remember years ago @Scandichic posted on the forum about an occasion when she suffered a hypo, including ambulance call out. She was new to Metformin at the time she had the hypo, and she was absolutely convinced that the hypo had been caused by Metformin.

    So really I suppose it all boils down to the fact that some people get rare contraindications, and anyone can have a hypo in the right circumstances...
     
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  3. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I never had hypos, other than from alcohol when I wasn't diagnosed.
    After diagnosis I had hypos at any time but not severe hypos as I had a meter, in those days.... GP issued strips and I bought meter from a chemist.
    Mind you I did work on the railways so I was safety critical.
     
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  4. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe one should say, "In the wrong circumstances"! All the same, IMO it would be daft for anyone wanting to take Metformin to be deterred by fear of hypos. Unless that is they were determined to get drunk every night.
     
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  5. Draco16

    Draco16 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if that was for me? I was actually commending you for your clarification in post 129 of the irrelevant 125&126 re ACCORD study of T2's. Though i'm sensing now that post 129 was more sardonic than serious...
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Very-low-carb diet shows promise in type 1 diabetes - Science Magazinehttps://apple.news/A6w0eU50cSVWqNX36OeasEg

    Saw this on the Apple News app this morning. It seems relevant.
     
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  7. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think it’s very easy to download. Looks like they don’t really want it shared. Wonder why.
     
  8. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Very-low-carb diet shows promise in type 1 diabetes - Science Magazinehttps://apple.news/A6w0eU50cSVWqNX36OeasEg

    Tried again but still can’t get it to work properly - grrrrrrr
     
  9. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  10. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I saw
    as a comment from a well respected Docs Twitter account, and I'm guessing they're the same article.
     
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  11. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Just read your txt. Few months ago I was told same thing. My hbc1a was 41. I felt great but was told it was to low & to get it higher!!! Was told 41 could cause hypos. I take 2 metformin each day only, we work hard to get good results then get told off. Congrats by the way. Good work
     
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  13. maureen5752

    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Our surgery now charges £10 for a print out! Ridiculous
     
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  14. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard. You are a T2 on Metformin, which is hardly a hypo risk. :banghead:
     
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    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I agree but what can you do. I've lost faith in doctors/nurses now, I just do what I think is good for me now, I have my blips who doesn't.
     
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    BananaK Type 1 · Active Member

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    @Mel dCP be sure to bring a copy of this small study just published today in the journal Pediatrics with you:

    Management of Type 1 Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet
    Belinda S. Lennerz, Anna Barton, Richard K. Bernstein, R. David Dikeman, Carrie Diulus, Sarah Hallberg, Erinn T. Rhodes, Cara B. Ebbeling, Eric C. Westman, William S. Yancy Jr, David S. Ludwig

    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2018/05/03/peds.2017-3349

    It was a small sample size with a highly motivated group, but it highlights the improvements that can be achieved on a low-carb diet. Also, there are some well-known names in the list of authors:).
     
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  18. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aye, I was told to get it back up to 50. But that’s an average level on the meter of 8.1mmol! So b*gger that.
     
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  19. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Draco, sorry, I meant to reply earlier but got side-tracked and then lost the thread (literally and figuratively!) No, my remarks had nothing to do with you or this thread. I'm struggling to identify the posts you mention because in my browser as far as I can see posts are not numbered.
    Read the original paper here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1zr9eb8675hfk1/How to Normalize Blood Sugars for Type 1 Diabetics.pdf?dl=0
     
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  20. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Can you ask to be signed up to get results online? Most GP surgeries do this and it's so much better.
     
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