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Type 2 Why can't i reverse virus effects on bg readings?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Ellit, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Ellit

    Ellit Type 2 · Active Member

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    I'm type 2 and have managed to maintain my hba1c between 7.1- 7.4 for 9 years which i thought was pretty good.I've been on gliclazide.
    5 months ago i had a viral illness fluey type thing which literally knocked me out for a whole week.
    Suddenly my readings are up and my hbaic comes in at 10.6.My gliclazide is doubled to the highest dose and 3 months later my hba1c is still 10.2.
    Now i'm on gliclazide plus forxiga in the hope i can prevent having to go on insulin.
    But my readings still aren't low enough and now i have another viral infection plus thrush and i'm feeling cr*p!My immune system is so low i'm getting everything thats going.
    Can i be doing anything else? Does anyone have any advice ? I really don't want to go on insulin.
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