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HbA1C and vitamins

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by chrisdoh1983, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi,

    Quick back story, 32 year old male, not over weight, been diagnosed with type 2, 2 years ago, been on metformin since then. I read that taking metformin lowers your B12 levels? does anyone take any vitamins to supplement this and or any vitamins that help with diabetes.

    I have an appt with the nurse on Tuesday (3/2/15) and had my bloods taken last week, I logged into my online account and can see my results, the HbA1c levels are 67% mmol/mol or 8.3% DCCT.

    This is down a little on my last set of results which were 78% mmol/mol or 9.3% DCCT.

    I am a bit worried that I'll end up on insulin soon as every doc/nurse says I am not the typical type 2 patient.
     
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  2. Totto

    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, it might be that you should worry about not being put on insulin? Normal weight and young age sounds like you are a possible LADA.
     
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  3. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Nest Tuesday is the 3rd. Is this **** up time?
     
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  4. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yeah that's true, maybe I need to go it! I'll see what the nurse has to say, hopefully I get sorted one way or another
     
  5. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yes you are correct!
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  7. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi,

    I test my blood every so often, usually if I feel a bit yucky to see if my levels are high or low and sort them out accordingly
     
  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    You could get those levels right down if you start testing before and 2 hours after meals. This will tell you if you are eating the wrong things. A rise of above 2mmol/l means there are too many carbs in that meal. (Most of us prefer the rise to be a lot less than 2mmol/l) Give it a try for your next few meals and post the results here if you wish. Maybe we can spot a few things.
     
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  9. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thank you that's a good idea, i'll start to do that
     
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  10. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Well that's me been put on Gliclazide 80mg, to be taken with my morning metformin.
     
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