Advice please
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by Brewers23
2h ago
Good morning, I have recently started on Toujeo Glargine 32 units once a day. Before this I was on Novomix 30 twice a day, taking 38 units in total. The diabetes nurse at my GP practice has given me two target BMs, before breakfast (6-7 mmol) and before bed (8-9 mmol). My bedtime BM varies but always above 9 and my before breakfast reading appears to be consistently around 4.2, occasionally falling to below 4 and rarely reaches 5 never mind 6. Thus I wake in a hypoglycaemic state. The nurse... Read more ..read more
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Tiredness
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by Steve9342
4h ago
I have been on sukkarto 500 for nearly 2 years 1 in the morning & 1 at night.i have for a long time suffered with tiredness & low motivation. the doctors have just recently increased my medication to 4 a day , I now feel totally wiped out all day , sleeping for 12 hours & still feelin shattered! the doctor says it’s not the sukkarto but mental moods , am I having mental issues or do other people suffer the same ? Cheers steve ..read more
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Trouble losing weight since starting insulin
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by Bacon5000
9h ago
I was diagnosed 9 weeks ago as diabetic (probably type 2, still don't have the GAD test back yet). In the 3 weeks leading up to diagnosis I lost 15 pounds while massively overeating. I was started on Insulin in the hospital and immediately gained 3 pounds. I understand glycogen refilling and all that so this was expected. As soon as I got home from hospital I started a strict diet (while being prescribed insulin). 1200-1500 calories per day while burning typically burning 4000. After the... Read more ..read more
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Should I take diabetes medication during the 2hpp and GTT blood tests?
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by Shervan360
11h ago
Hello, For 2hpp after the first (fasting) sample is taken, I must eat a regular breakfast that I eat every day, Should I take diabetes medication after a meal during the 2hpp test? What about the GTT test? (1, 2 and 3 hours) What does the guideline say about this? A person who has DM2 and takes medication (morning and night). Best ..read more
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Struggling with diabetes?
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by RickyCantrell
13h ago
Living with diabetes can be challenging, but remember, every step you take towards managing your health is a victory. You have the strength to face this journey, and each small change brings you closer to a healthier, happier you. Embrace the power of your resilience, lean on your support system, and take pride in your progress. Your determination is your greatest asset, and with it, you can overcome any obstacle. Stay positive, stay strong, and keep moving forward. You've got this ..read more
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Not even diagnosed but tingly/numb feet - really worried
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by mike_maple
13h ago
Hi folks, I'm 47 and have had tingly feet off and on for about the last 3 weeks, with the problem getting more pronouced this week. Thought I heard years ago that this was one of the first symptoms. Saw a doctor the other day, he's lined up some tests, but not for over a week. Since then I've really been cutting back on sugar/carbs, though I haven't been totally off carbs as some suggest (just learned this tonight). It's been an emotional time for me I admit with the full realisation... Read more ..read more
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Admin, please help
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by Jo.flowers
13h ago
Hi Admin sorry to be a pain but I’ve just joined. I started a thread and it just won’t let me reply to these wonderful people that have helped me. It says inappropriate elements or spam also, I just can’t see where or how to contact an administrator, please could you explain Thank you so much Jo ..read more
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Why did no one ever write "I've got 99 problems and Diabetes is definitely one of them" ?
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by waxing lyrical
13h ago
I joined this forum some years ago and didn't know how to use it properly (still don't) and should have thrown myself into it at that point. Please help me out ! I have diabetes Type 2 and various other health stuff which is mostly making my life a nightmare. Please do not assume that I have done nothing and hoped for the best. I appreciate that we have to make a concerted effort and do certain things in order to create change (yarda yarda yarda) There's just too much to deal with and I... Read more ..read more
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Intoduce myself :)
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by Jaanrobin
18h ago
Hi everyone! I have been diabetic for about 7 years now. I recently got caught by the TikTok Diabetic Algorythm and there i noticed Im dont seem to be the only one with the challanges that i go trouogh with this disease. Now I stumbled across this forum and I thought I would just sign up and see where it goes from here. I am actually working on a study at the moment about behaviours and concerns in everyday life with type 1 diabetes and I thought forums would be a good place to share! But... Read more ..read more
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Weight gain
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by delta456
19h ago
Hi, I've been I an insulin-dependent T2 since 2018, I have had a few other health issues, which have previously affected my food intake and insulin intake, however, after surgery, I'm now on the 'flip' side and recovering well. I'm now back on a more settled insulin regime, however, my weight is now increasing at a dramatic level. My diabetes nurse specialist is adamant that this has nothing to do with the insulin, however, my extra insulin intake is the only real variable that has changed... Read more ..read more
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