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What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by fiona35, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. fiona35

    fiona35 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have recently had my HBA1C result and its 55 in the new range which I understand is above the normal range yet my GP seems okay with it.

    Currently I inject Byetta twice a day and take 2 to 4 metformin depending on how my stomach is!

    I average eating about 90gms of carbs a day split over my 3 meals. I wake up with a blood sugar of around 7-8 I try and have a nut muesli for b'fast or a nut sort of porridge with almond milk but after b'fast my sugars are usually around 8-9, lunch is either soup or a salad and they can be around 7-8 after and then in the evening I have meat/fish, veggies and maybe a potato or 1oz of pasta, I never have rice and my sugars can be about 9. Somtimes I have a snack of yogurt in the evening and occasionally a square of dark chocolate :D

    I can't seem to get my sugars much lower and because of my IBS I can't just drop all my carbs as I end up with awful stomach ache.

    I don't feel well most of the time, although I exercise about 5 times a week for about an hour and I just feel so exhausted and fed up with not feeling great, not too mention the night visits to the bathroom!

    Any ideas on what I can do, to try and bring them down further?


    PS Have got an appt to see a consultant at the hospital next week as I haven't seen anyone for years apart from my GP.
  2. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. What is your weight like? With only 90gm of carbs I would expect it to be quite good or at least reducing. The Byetta implies you are overweight to some extent? An HBa1C is not good but could be worse; over 7.5% is the level at which some further action is supposed to be taken (see NICE Guidelines). If your weight is gradually reducing your HBa1C might even reduce over the coming months as any insulin resistance fades. You seem to be doing the right things so hopefully the consultant will advise further
  3. baldpaul

    baldpaul · Newbie

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    Hi Fiona35 simmular to yourself I was taking metformin and gliclazide they made me ill so went on insulin novomix 70/30 my hba1c was 14 in old money my sugar tested at home was avaraging 20 and my weight on the up they put me on byetta and nothing changed my weight still went up but i did not care that much about diabetes i have neuropathy and other bits kidney disease, C.O.P.D. etc, I reacted to byetta after a while i ended up with acute pancreatitis i stopped at home for a while after the docs tried to get me in hospital i did sucome after 4 days i went on insulin after i recovered taking 320 unit mills a day but still was eating the same **** as normal some years passed and the insulin stopped working i had to have a differant insulin prescribed i should be on humilin h3, I researched for a while after my sons girlfriend has ibs i found a plant that can help ibs and reduce blood glucose I purchased 100 tablets in march of this year she wouldn't take them so I took them just 1 a day my blood sugar dropped down to 5 from 22 very quick I stopped taking insulin Ive lost 5 stone my sats are up as the herb also floods your blood with oxygen. The doctors call me an INIGMA a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation: I have been discharged from the hospital now hba1c is 5 or 31 now eating less food as this herb is a hunger suppressant but i still have my triffles and mini chedders so its all good, If you want to change look for herbs not listed on the diabetes.co.uk website, maybe for ibs I am no pharmacist so would not like to tell you the herb but look for it in PERU. Top Gear gave me a few ideas and its not viagra.
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