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Metformin plus 1 = success!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Cloudlesssky, May 10, 2016.

  1. Cloudlesssky

    Cloudlesssky Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,
    I just thought that I'd share something.
    I have had real difficulty getting any sort of stability with my blood sugars and for the last 6 months they have been stuck at around 12 - 14 (agh!)
    Anyway, new doctor last week, who actually took me seriously.
    As well as 4 x 500mg metformin daily I am now also taking one little tiny glymiperide (excuse the spelling)
    Testing on the second day and ... AND ...
    6.8!
    Yesterday 7,2
    Today 6. 8
    I was very reluctant to take another tablet, especially as I thought I'd been told that this one doesn't help weight loss.
    However, I can say that, for the first time in months I feel quite a bit better in myself - you know how at times you just "don't feel well" but can't explain how?
    So, I hope this might encourage others who are finding it difficult - a new pair of medical eyes can really be a help.
    Take care all.
     
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    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    It's always good to hear good news.

    Take care.
     
  3. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    There really can be light at the end of the tunnel. Isn't it wonderful to suddenly realise that you do actually have control of something that seemed to be ungraspable. I too am on 4x 500mg Met, but I am taking Gliclazide. I see you are not a Newbie, but big Hi anyway. Good news.
     
  4. Cloudlesssky

    Cloudlesssky Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I don't get on the site as much as I used to - or as I'd like to - but its always very encouraging when someone replies to your post. Is the Gliclazide working well for you?
     
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    Cloudlesssky Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Osidge.
    It's also very good wen you post to get a reply, so thank you!
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, so far so good. My bgl is just where I want it., and I have just reduced my Gliclazide by 25%. I anticipate that some more fine tuning will yield a further 25% cut. I am using LCHF diet, and it has also helped. The problem with Gliclazide is that I am currently bouncing around the lower limits, so I need to stabilize, which is happening gradually as I get my meals sorted. I also want to reduce the dose since Gliclazide is possibly overworking my pancreas, so I need to continue to try to reduce my IR, so that I need less insulin to be generated in the first place.
     
  7. Cloudlesssky

    Cloudlesssky Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You seem to be doing well. Experience counts! I understand about getting the meals sorted. I wish I could find a dozen meals which really worked for me and I could alternate them for a month while I get myself sorted! Thanks for reply, good to talk.
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Good Plan there. I have a log of good meals, avoid meals and ones to repeat with different portions or different ingredients to try to work out what caused a higher than expected result. This can be where I suspect anoverdose of protein.

    Typical example, I twice tried a ham salad, and it spiked me twice. Tried it one more time, but with smaller portion of ham, and it was ok. Now I know too much ham can be bad for me.
     
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