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Type 2 Life

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by emptyplate, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    GP response is keeping taking tablets. Mind u delighted no stones anywhere. :) :) :)
    Still don't fully understand the flare ups either. GP suggested avoiding dairy. Dairy helps and to keep my insulin need lower. Well a bit of cheese. Gives me a great morning start. It satisfies my liver dumping. Of which there are many.
    I'm on fantastically much lower insulin units and I'm now 16¾st. I was nearing 22sts a few Christmases ago.
     
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  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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  3. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'll experiment. Only thing is I'll start being an insomniac again. If I get too much levothyroxine I cannot sleep. I hv some 25mgs so I'll only increase 25mg for a month and I'll see if any different or more/less palpitations. If weight falls off and no insomnia or palpitations I'll inform specialist of my findings. More importantly if no pains.
    GP feels my pain is from heart disease and fatty liver. Of which are reported to improve with weight loss. So then less pain.
     
  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Ickihun - To be clear, I'm not saying you or anyone else should self medicate with Levothyroxine or anything else.

    I am now taking Liothyronine as well as Levothyroxine to support my wonky thyroid. For the Liothyronine, for my dosing to feel comfortable, I dose three times a day, with one dose being a quarter tablet. I had to get my head around all that pill cutter nonsense. I'm still in the bedding in period, so not quite in a sweet spot yet. I just hope I can find a sweet spot!

    If you have other conditions in play, which you obviously have, then it makes sense any adjustments should be done in a controlled way, by monitoring the relevant hormones and nutritional elements. Thyroid meds are extremely powerful, and a key-critical element of our whole metabolic health.

    For me, that would be TSH, FT4, FT3, thyroid anti-bodies - particularly if you have auto-immune thyroid disease. Vitamins, D, B12, Ferritin, Folate, and CRP for inflammation levels. If your vitamins and iron are down a bit, it can impact on thyroid function.
     
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  5. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ron now has another problem . There is blood in his stools .
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Oh heck.

    What's the plan for that?
     
  7. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ron said he was just going to monitor it himself for now .
     
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    Was the blood red, or his stool black? That's really important.
     
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    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Blood is red , stools are a bit dark but not black.
     
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    Dark, towards black stools are a big red flag. Red blood is a red flag.

    Self- monitoring is better done by the pros who may be able to get your minds at rest fairly quickly, but that needs to be looked into.
     
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  11. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been eating cold oatmeal and buttered toast with yeast extract. I don't feel like eating anything else. I'm really worried about @eldergarth. It appears my prayers are being ignored. I'd love him to be healed! Is it my prayer technique? I'm worried sick about him now. Blood in his stools? Poor man. I've been in a lot of pain too with crippling low back pain and kidney pain. I'm managing it with Voltarol gel and Paracetamol
     
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    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm also praying for my supported housing prospects and mental health disabilities. It was November last year when this was first talked about and I'm still waiting. How frustrating!
     
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  13. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    @JohnnyBaker87 I always think about what would benefit you, in your current situation. I'm sure the spring will show some light. Keep us posted of any improvements.
     
  15. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Waiting for him to pass another stool. Although not diagnosed I’m sure he has I.B.S. He even struggles to go for a wee. One minute he’s desperate to go , other times it’s coming out in dribbles .
     
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    How old is your husband, Tina?

    The latest version of occult blood screening (for which he is likely routinely too young) is really easy these days. It used to be the person had to send samples of stool from a number of days. These days t's one single test, done at one's own leisure and posted back.

    It does diagnose for the big C or anything else, but it does create alerts if anything worrying is present.

    I wonder if your GP would support his having this, as he'd not have to actually go anywhere
     
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  17. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    He’s 48. I hope something can be done , as I’m getting paranoid. Every time he goes I keep asking if there’s any blood. Like earlier when he went , there was none . Yet I told him it still needs looking into.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Here's a link at Amazon UK for a test kit that will tell you within minutes...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Step-C...FAVZ8QGQX2J&psc=1&refRID=SR6XXWTAPFAVZ8QGQX2J

    From there website it also says this:

     
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  19. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Just want to post a Merry Christmas to all.

    I know we all hv different needs but I'm sending best wishes in this festive period. :) :) :)
     
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  20. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Merry Christmas to everyone . Xxx
     
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