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chd and diabetics

Postby susan manley » Tue May 08, 2012 12:47 pm

At 59 I have suddenly, out of the blue, been told I have developed diabetics and just wondered if this is a common chd problem or just another kick in the teeth for daring to say I was feeling well!!

I would be interested in other peoples experiences as I feel I know nothing about this and need to get to know yet another ailment
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Postby Paul Polo Willgoss » Tue May 08, 2012 1:43 pm

Hi,

As far as I've been told its just another one of those things...

I'm on my way back from the Belfast marathon at the moment, so reply fully later, but the main message is most people can control their diabetes well, and diabetes UK has good advice.

More later

Paul

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Postby susan manley » Tue May 08, 2012 3:19 pm

thank you.
you are an example to us all
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Postby Paul Polo Willgoss » Wed May 09, 2012 5:41 pm

Not sure I'm always a good example;-)

Ok, I'm assuming type II - most of this applies to type I...

Most of the control come from moderation and if appropraite a variety of drugs. I'm quite severe in my sugar intake control, mainly because when I'm doing long runs I do eat sugar fairly neat. Most however don't have that extra loading to manage so moderation in all things is key.

Your GP should have given you over to a diabetic practice specialist (nurse) or referred you on to a specialist They, like our CLNs, are the gateway to other services and specialists. Unlike our CLNs they deal with BIG numbers of patients.

I'm guessing they've followed standard practice and you're on a fairly high dose of something like Metformin? They go in fairly aggressively until they work out how good you are at moderation... Then its about blood tests and balance - at the start they do them mroe frequently, and then may drop to to yearly (I'm 6 monthly because of the blips due to the running).

They may also stick you on statins and aspirin, always worth getting them to ask if these will interfere (and indeed the metformin) with anything else you're on.

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/ is the link for diabetes UK - they do know their stuff, on the diabetes, don't expect them to know a lot about our CHDs.

Other than that, welcome to the club - if they prescribe you metformin or any other drug to control your blood glucose then you're inline for free prescriptions (and before someone rants, yes its not fair but yelling at those of us who get them does no good).

Email me if you want to know anything more - I can find most things from my collection of sources

Paul

ps Metformin is often nicknames morefartin - the effects do subside after a while... honest!
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Postby susan manley » Wed May 09, 2012 6:03 pm

thank you for your very helpful and uplifting reply. All sounds so manageable now.

As for free prescriptions, having paid for between 4 and [now] 8 prescriptions all my life I am now due free prescriptions...because I am 60 in july !!! :D :D :D
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Postby susan manley » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:42 am

Hi again

just a short update

I have done a lot of research and the outcome is I have written to my doctor to express my worries and am in the process of buying/obtaining somehow a meter as it seems impossible to know what I am doing without one

The low carb/high carb argument seems to be the main worry to others [contraditory advise] but it was good to pool all the info and start to work on my diet.

ju
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Re: chd and diabetics

Postby Mustard » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:29 pm

Hope you got this sorted and are no longer diabetic .
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Re: chd and diabetics

Postby susan manley » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:40 pm

can you ever not be diabetic? I thought it was like my CHD and i just had to manage it the best way I can
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Re: chd and diabetics

Postby Mustard » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:14 pm

susan manley wrote:can you ever not be diabetic? I thought it was like my CHD and i just had to manage it the best way I can


Type 2 diabetes, is in the vast majority of cases totally reversible through dietary change alone. Just this last week, a TGA Mustard reversed their type 2 diabetes.

So, no - it's not something you have to be stuck with, unless you wish to.
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Postby Mustard » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:17 pm

susan manley wrote:Hi again

just a short update

I have done a lot of research and the outcome is I have written to my doctor to express my worries and am in the process of buying/obtaining somehow a meter as it seems impossible to know what I am doing without one

The low carb/high carb argument seems to be the main worry to others [contraditory advise] but it was good to pool all the info and start to work on my diet.

ju


The confusion here and so contradictory advice stems from not distinguishing between unrefined and refined carbohydrates for the most part.
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