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Insulin

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by shirty252, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. shirty252

    shirty252 Type 2 · Member

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    I'm type 2 & on 3000mg met & 320mg gliclazide per day,I'm about to start insulin.do they stop my meds when I start insulin?
     
  2. phil169

    phil169 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    not all the time mate. they may drop some of the meds but not them all.
     
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  3. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I would guess they will phase out the Gliclazide but decision will be down to your doc and level of control. Good luck going onto insulin, it's not that bad and I think can afford greater control.
     
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  4. Lone Ranger

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    I was originally on Metformin, gliclizade and Sitgliptin ( the ladt named I was put on as final attempt to enhance my own production of insulin). I when I started levemuir insulin I asked if Sitgliptin was still necessary and I was taken off.

    In December it was decided Levemuir not controlling late afternoon and evening levels and. A I needed to try a mixed insulin and I was taken off gliclizade as soon as I started NovoMix . This now means I am injuring with a pen 2x 12 units a day plus taking 2 Metformin tablets twice a day.

    I always take a a4 sized diary with me and write notes during the session with diabetes nurse as there still appears to info going astray between the diabetes clinic and the surgery . For example I was taken of gliclizade mid December but both my January and February. Prescriptions when I picked them up contained gliclizade


    If it mentioned that medication is changing or will change I note it down so can raise it if necessary



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  5. Lone Ranger

    Lone Ranger · Member

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    Oops sorry about typos am in a hurry, good luck if in doubt ask re the gliclizade I suspect it will depend on the insulin



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  6. Karen.G.

    Karen.G. Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on metformin 2,000mg daily and Novomix 30 Insulin 40 breakfast / tea 40 - and I'm hoping to go back on Victoza so that I can reduce the insulin even further. You will certainly notice a difference once on insulin. Good luck.
     
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