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Type 2 diabetes on Metforming

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by SteveKennedy1962, Apr 24, 2022.

  1. SteveKennedy1962

    SteveKennedy1962 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have a friend whose type 2 & takes Metformin. She's been to a christening & had 2 halves of alcohol, not sure if cider/lager. Also ate some buffet, sandwiches, dinky pork pies, etc. Her meter is saying her BS is Hi. Any ideas how to bring it down?
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did she confirm the result by re washing her hands and repeating the test. Quite often something on your fingers or even a faulty test strip can give a wildly inaccurate result so it always pays to repeat the test. If her high level is confirmed she should seek medical advice
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    There is no way to bring it down quick, but if she feels unwell in any way, or if a retest still shows high, by all means have her call 111 for advice!

    What are her usual levels like?
     
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    jaywak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Out of interest how high does you blood sugar have to go to get a hi warning ? I've used several metres over the years and never seen this .
     
  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Most meters stop reading at 32mmol/l I think.
    The Libre says HI at a somewhat lower number, around 26 if I remember correctly.
     
  6. SteveKennedy1962

    SteveKennedy1962 Type 1 · Newbie

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    She's always quite high but never had her meter just say "Hi"
     
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