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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by RiffRaff, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. RiffRaff

    RiffRaff Type 2 · Active Member

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    just had a 14 day run of testing with the codefree meter and keeping a sort of food diary not counting carbs or any thing, just what i eat and drink throught the day and testing before and after meals sort of puts a new light on it for me.going to do it for a complete month to what gives me high readings then go from there. readings are all a foreing language at the moment but im figuring out stuff that makes it go higher in my own fashion it will all come with time one thing is my love affair with the sandwich has to come to an end. and another bonous is no side effects from taking actos at all, were as metformin was a nightmare

    what i have noticed is around lunch time i get a bit of sicky feeling till i get somthing to eat wierd never had that before most days i used to skip lunch oh well it will work its self out

    Riff
     
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  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Stick at it I say. You will find Yer own way!

    Your not an ACah/DaCah fan perchance?
     
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    RiffRaff Type 2 · Active Member

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    i have no idea what they are
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    These guys....

     
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  5. RiffRaff

    RiffRaff Type 2 · Active Member

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    lol ACah/DaCah i thought it was some abreviation for some thing to do with diabetes but hey ho
     
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    Tony Allo Type 2 · Member

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    Became Diabetic just after the new year, after being told end October that they'd try me on diet only and was given some paperwork on what is good to eat and not, and the amounts, absolute B-llocks all the food they recommended mainly Carbs and veg, totally wrong, the NHS needs a good shake up on there Diabetic administration and information they hand out.
    So January I went and bought a Aviva Nano, tested myself twice a day, before Breakfast and 2 hours after and before evening meal and 2 hours after, early readings around 17.00mmol to 21.50mmol, writing down what I ate and taking advice from Guys and Gals from this site I reduced my carbs by reducing, bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, vegetables grown under the ground, carrots, parsnips, etc and my glucose levels started dropping quite quickly, month on I'm looking at 6.50mmol to 8.50mmol.
    So I asked my Doctor for a repeat prescription for my Lancets and test strips, standard answer came back type 2 diabetics don't need to test, my answer was apart from it being cost to the NHS, how is a type 2 Diabetic supposed to know how their glucose levels are doing and as I already have a meter and proven, I not only reduced my glucose readings but done it on a low carb diet not the NHS recommended diet, why are type 2 diabetics told they don't need testing only the standard 3 monthly fasting test.
    He could not answer, I walked out of there with a new Element meter and a repeat prescription for a month supply of test strips and lancets for testing 2 a day.
    Also get a FP92A from your GP as all your prescriptions are no free, this is a important certificate to have other wise the government can charge you for your prescriptions.
     
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    #6 Tony Allo, Feb 21, 2015 at 4:48 PM
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