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Type 2 Metformin + insulin

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Peter john, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Peter john

    Peter john · Newbie

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    I have been told by my diabetic nurse that due to high Hba1c she is going to put me on a once a day insulin injection plus my metformin is this normal
     
  2. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Welcome to the forums.

    Normally they try other drugs which stimulatr your insulin production (such as gliclazide) first, but if you've already tried those then it is normal. The metformin reduces your sugar production from the liver so it has a different effect to insulin.

    Though that assumes you're in the UK and depends on what drugs your health system funds.... (New Zealand for instance is very stingy about funding drugs for T2 diabetics.)
     
    #2 EllieM, Oct 13, 2020 at 12:41 AM
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    62Karen Type 2 · Member

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    I had Metformin, then metformin and gliclazide now added in insulin with plan to stay on insulin but slowly reduce others
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    What was your most recent HbA1c?
     
  5. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. It's fairly common to have both (I do) but the Metformin has very little effect. Do you have excess weight and are you on a low-carb diet? Insulin and excess weight thru too many carbs are not a good match but may be you are slim?
     
  6. Peter john

    Peter john · Newbie

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    My last HbA1c was 114 i have been on 500mg metformin & anogliptin for two years they tried to increase my metformin but couldn’t tolerate it and thanks for replying
     
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    Peter john · Newbie

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    Iam 5’10” my weight is 15stone 3pounds and iam 73 iam trying hard to shed a bit of timber but with the lockdown it’s hard
     
  8. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Read around here on low carbohydrate ways of eating.

    It is one way to shed those pounds.
     
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