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Insulin Resistance clinic at Addenbrookes

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Emmasndco, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Emmasndco

    Emmasndco Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, I was just wondering if anyone else has been to the insulin resistance clinic at Addenbrookes? My local hospital have referred me there as we know I am producing twice the amount of insulin I need. Despite losing 3 stone, eating low carb and exercising regularly the blood sugars won’t shift. Hovering anywhere between 17 and 22 at the mo.
     
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    mouseee · Well-Known Member

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    No but live fairly close and have taken the daughter for things over the years.... take money for the carpark and give yourself plenty of time to park as it's a nightmare! Concourse is nice with an M&S, Costa and Starbucks for lunch although only one of those will do low carb!

    Hope its helpful.
     
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  3. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Have you had testing for an insulinoma?
     
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    lcarter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This sounds exactly like me. What meds are you on?
     
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  5. Emmasndco

    Emmasndco Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion Indy, I'm at work but have had a quick google. I don't think its me as by sugar levers are high - I'm constantly hyper rather than hypo. Please correct me if I have mis - understood.
     
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  6. Emmasndco

    Emmasndco Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm currently taking, Metformin, Pioglitozone and Ozempic. Have previously been on Gliclazide, Victoza, Dapagliflozen, Insulin - humilin I. My meds keep getting chopped and changed. I find they seem to work for a little while then stop working. What are you on? Makes me feel better someone else is in the same boat.
     
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  7. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What is an Insulin Resistance clinic? What sort of treatment do they provide?
     
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  8. Emmasndco

    Emmasndco Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m not 100% sure, that’s what I’m trying to find out. Hope someone can help.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having read the patient information leaflet from the link, the treatment is advising a very low fat diet to treat both this, and any fatty liver.

    Thoughts on this please?
     
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  11. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To me it just sounds like more of the same old same old, but I wish @Emmasndco the best of luck. Hopefully they are able to help in some way.
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Sorry. I found low fat only advice a joke not your post.
     
  13. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Lchf does work for everyone but I've not met/heard anyone who hasn't had any improvement on less carbs. From their true starting point not after using another extreme diet method.
    Everyone has different levels of staying power too. Everyone isn't born equal.
    Individual care has been proven to be more effective.
     
  14. Emmasndco

    Emmasndco Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your support. I fear they might not see me anyway due to my weight :(
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for clarifying. I did wonder what I had said x
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why not? The patient information link talks a lot about weight
     
  17. Emmasndco

    Emmasndco Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @lucylocket61 I’m not 100% sure which document you are reading, but from what I have read they will not treat me as I’m obese. My BMI is over 30. I got that from the left hand side. Info for referring clinicians. I think they will simply say my weight is the cause of my insulin resistance. The hospital is stumped as my weight has been dropping but my HBA1C has been steadily rising.
     
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  18. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Which would be completely upside down and back to front, but I expect you are right in that this will almost certainly be their line of thinking.
     
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  19. SaWi

    SaWi Type 2 · Member

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    Actually, I read the criteria for referring as being under three possible routes. Is it possible that your GP is thinking of lipodystrophy? There is an interesting article about it here
    https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/8/2142
    The article suggests that leptin treatment might help, and the CUH leaflet mentions leptins.
     
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  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Leptin treatment currently isn't great. In its infant yrs of medicine. Although loads on medical reports as reference rather than a solution.
    I'm hopefully they will soon manufacture an aid but it's not the complete solution, just a small portion.
    You can train your mind to block leptin responses if the need arises.
     
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