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Type 2 Stopped Gliclazide - result is high blood sugars

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by PMAJ, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. PMAJ

    PMAJ Type 2 · Member

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    I have recently stopped taking Gliclazide as guided by my GP. The result has been extremely high blood sugar readings, mornings tend to be 13 and during the day are 17 - 19. I'm Type II, I am taking Metformin morning and night, Simvistatin at night and my current insulin is Levemir 25 units at night, since stopping Gliclazide it has increased from 15. I am in contact with my GP and at the moment I just seem to be increasing my insulin and this is having no affect whatsoever. I have an annual review with the specialist nurse at the doctors surgery on Thursday and no doubt the doctor will be called into the review as well.
    Has anyone else experienced this? What was the course of action? Back to Gliclazide or change of insulin?
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    What kind of stuff are you eating?
    That your overnight fasted blood sugar is lower implies that something during the day could be the culprit for elevated blood sugars. Are you taking the statin for any specific reason or simply "because..." statins are also known to have blood sugar raising side effects in some people. Why did the GP suggest stopping the meds?
     
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    PMAJ Type 2 · Member

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    I haven't changed my diet over the past 12 months or more, so I'm ruling that out. Been on statins for probably since I was diagnosed T2D in 2003 "because". The GP suggested stopping Gliclazide as I was now on insulin, I'm also on a concoction of tablets for non T2D related problems.
     
  4. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    You ask what course of action you should take? Then you say you haven’t change your diet for over 12 months, so are ruling out changing it, however maybe now you have stopped the Gliclazide you could benefit from adjusting your diet to counter the high sugars you’re now seeing as a result?
     
  5. PMAJ

    PMAJ Type 2 · Member

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    Breakfast - Yoghurt & Blueberries
    Morning break - mixed nuts Brazil, Cashew, Almond & Walnuts
    Lunch - warm weather it’s salad, cold weather it’s soup
    Dinner - Chicken dishes & vegetables. Quorn mince in chilli served with a small baked potato. Fish dishes & vegetables. Occasionally spoil myself with a steak, mushrooms, maybe onion rings & a small portion of fries.
    Drinks are a couple of cups of tea in the morning, coffee break time, the rest of the day no added sugar apple and black currant cordial. I might spoil myself - rarely - with a glass of red wine with dinner.
    Open to suggestions of how I can cut back - I weight 11.5 stone - I’m definitely not overweight.
     
    #5 PMAJ, Jan 14, 2019 at 6:35 PM
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
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