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Help Sukkarto vs Metformin

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Sugarplumfairy89, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. Sugarplumfairy89

    Sugarplumfairy89 · Newbie

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    Hi all, this is my first post & l am looking for some help please, I have been switched from metformin 2x500mg per day to 3x Sukkarto SR 500mg per day,
    My fasting bloods have gone from 7.6 with metformin to 16.9 with Sukkarto, surely that isn’t a good sign that the bloods have increased? Has anyone else experienced this problem? Should I ask to go back to my original metformin?
     
  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    You posted your query in the gen chat section, which is fine.
    However you may get more appropriate answers to your question if i was to move you topic to a more suitable sub fora..?

    Would you like me (Or a member of the forum team.)to move it for you?
     
  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi there - The active ingredient in Sukkarto is Metformin, so our actual medication hasn't been changed, but the Sukkarto is slow release and each tablet appears to have a little less Metformin in it, he once the 3 daily, rather then twice.

    When you tested at 16.9, did you wash your hands and repeat the test, to ensure you didn't have something on your hands, maybe? 7.6 to 16.9is one heck of a jump.

    I don't know how long you have been on the Sukkarto, but it may be worthwhile keeping an eye on for a few days, and speak to your Doc if it doesn't resolve itself.

    M other question would be to ask if you felt well in yourself when you tested at 16.9? Sometimes an infection or a virus can send our bloods off-kilter for a few days.

    Metformin: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/23244#gref

    Sukkarto: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/9562/smpc#gref
     
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