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High bloods fasting and even after metformin

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by chrisdoh1983, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Morning guys and gals,

    just a quick question about blood levels, I have been diagnosed as a type 2 but told every time I see the nurse that I am not a typical type 2 eg not overweight, only 31, no family history.

    I test my levels and this morning my fasting was 15.5 which I thought was quite high and yesterday, after my breakfast (a bowl of bran flakes) and my 2 metformin it was 16.9, then an hour later it was 20.6! it eventually came down to 11.2.

    They just seem to vary quite a bit, I don't know if its cos I am not a typical type 2 and may need to start insulin soon (I was only diagnosed this time last year) I've been reading up type 1.5 which I think I may be (not sure) bit confused with it all.
     
  2. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    I'd make an appointment, it's likely you need more meds and I like insulin over the pancreas hammers, you will keep as many beta cells as you can
    but don't dismiss diet
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf it’s a long page and a video

    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarbliving/a/Food-Cravings.htm For me, the more carbs we eat the more carbs we want. they don’t give up easy.

    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarb101/a/firstweek.htm

    http://www.lowcarbdietitian.com/blog/carbohydrate-restriction-an-option-for-diabetes-management



    blood testing

    http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045524.php

    http://www.homehealth-uk.com/medical/blood_glucose_monitor_testing.htm

    food counting

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/
     
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  3. catherinecherub

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    I would make an appointment and ask to be tested for LADA.

    This video explains the tests that need to be carried out and may be of some help.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_lada.html
     
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  4. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Its funny you mention more meds, I moved house and changed doctors a few months ago, I was on 850mg x2 daily metformin for over a year, my new doc put me on 500mg x4 daily, I dunno if that has something to do with that.
     
  5. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    I would ask for the slow release and take 1000 twice a day, or 2000 once a day, I couldn't remember to take it 4 times a day,
    as you know your levels are too high, I'd start now and cut as many carbs as I could, as well as see the nurse, catherine's suggestion to get the LADA blood test is a good idea,
     
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  6. chrisdoh1983

    chrisdoh1983 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thank you
     
  7. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Similar situation to myself at diagnosis i.e. slim with very hgh BS. It took me 8 years to get to insulin having gone thru all the tablets eventully with no effect. Yes, it looks very likely that you are a LADA. Do ask for the two tests and get correctly diagnosed now if you can. My GPs didn't know about LADA and I was never tested by them. If you are LADA then you may be able to use tablets such as Gliclazide and Sitagliptin for a while (Metformin is largely irrelevant) but insulin will proably be needed evantually. Don't worry about the insulin as it's not a problem and a great releif not having to starve yourself with tablets and a low-carb diet.
     
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