Author Topic: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?  (Read 2497 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2019, 06:15:55 pm »
I'm not a diabetic but methinks ED has it.

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Valiant

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2019, 02:52:44 am »
I'm on 4 x 500 mg metformin and usually sit around 16 on the meter, which ain't great but its better than the 34 it was 6 months ago.
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hellymedic

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2019, 03:03:57 pm »
'ain't great' is an understatement!

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Gus

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2019, 06:58:25 pm »
Was on 2*500mg metformin.
But my massive weightloss have dramatic results.
My Hb1Ac is down from 51 mmol/mol to 39 mmol/mol
So No more medicine for me now 😀😀

hellymedic

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2019, 07:02:03 pm »
Well done Gus!

ElyDave

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2019, 09:22:39 pm »
That is great progress Gus.

Sam 34 to 16 is a big improvement in 6 months.  Keep on with the diet and weight loss and it will only go one way, see this as positive progress not a failure.  Have you spoken to GP or specialist nurse, about other possible treaments?
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T42

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2019, 08:20:15 am »
Doing well, lads.

Not so great, me. In January & February I usually had around 115 mg/dl (6.5 mmol/l) of a morning but with the weather going apeshit so have I because I can't ride. 130 on Sunday and ICBA testing since. Ice cream is my downfall.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2019, 10:38:20 am »
The ice cream you eat is too good!  ;) ;D
Cheap soft scoop ice cream hardly budges David's dad's readings!

ElyDave

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2019, 11:54:42 am »
I think it's quantity rather than quality!

I find good quality ice cream not too difficult to cope with because the higher fat content from the cream slows the sugar absorption, one of the reasons why T1's are told not to use chocolate as a hypo treatment
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hellymedic

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2019, 01:10:48 pm »
[Veering OT]
Suspect there's more gas & water in cheap ice cream, which are devoid of both calories & sugar!

ElyDave

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2019, 02:19:35 pm »
as a student I did some work on ice cream, a membrane bioreactor to treat liquid effluent from the plant.  One thing I learned was that there are all sorts of "kemikulz" in what we call ice cream to make it hold all those little air bubbles and stay light and frothy.  The actually come in handy when treating the effluent as well as they help when you are trying to oxygenate it
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hellymedic

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2019, 02:23:45 pm »
[More OT] Remember meeting a Colloid Science student who was surprised I knew and understood this was A Thing.

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ElyDave

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2019, 07:54:27 pm »
an example of stress in diabetics, my control is such that normally I have <2% of my readings outside my target zone, my waking readings are typicall 4.5-5.5.

This time of year I have a series of mandatory government emissions reports that need to be verified for my clients.  This year, instead of 31st March deadline, Brexit has stolen 20 days from us and the verified reports are due on Monday. This week with stress and little exercise I've been waking at 7-8 and rarely dropping lower.  30 min on the turbo hsa managed to get me down to 7.2.

I probably said this last year as well
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hellymedic

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2019, 08:20:33 pm »
Stress hormones do a great job when a quick boost is needed.
It's just a shame diabetics can't put their sugar In A Safe Place.

T42

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2019, 09:08:15 am »
The ice cream you eat is too good!  ;) ;D
Cheap soft scoop ice cream hardly budges David's dad's readings!

Well, back when I did the re-ed course after my first stent the dietician told me that two balls of ice-cream for dessert would be OK. She didn't say what size of ball, however, so I went with pétanque. I do measure by volume, though, not weight.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Gattopardo

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2019, 04:57:04 pm »
Am a bit jealous of you all.  My BMI is in the normal range, just below overweight.  But have no muscle tone.

BG levels at 11 even with eating no carbs for two days.

Gattopardo

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Re: Diabetics- what type and drugs are you on?
« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2019, 08:57:53 pm »
So being given novorapid insulin if I am above 16....

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