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Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Horchone, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. Horchone

    Horchone Type 2 · Newbie

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    I’m T2 and been managed by Metformin and Giclizide, but I’m starting a new regime over the next few days of Metformin and Suliqua injections.

    An insulin based medication... I know I have to look out for Hypos etc... (I’m a bad diabetic on tablets but this has got me worried)

    Anyone use it or any advise for me?

    (Already changing my eating away from proceed cards to lower carbs like wholewheat etc)
  2. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Ah - wholewheat?
    I know that many people get bad advice, and it seems you might be one of them.
    As you are on insulin you will have to reduce your carbohydrate carefully and with advice from nurse or GP but I can only advise that you do try low carb foods and avoid grain, potatoes and other starchy foods, or anything sugary. Test frequently to avoid hypos if you do.
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