Hi Alan, I had the fasting bloods taken on 4th July and got the result a week later. To be honest I have been more concerned about my heart so really can't remember exactly what the results were but think they were about 18 or 19 mmol/L
I have been taking Metformin 2000mg & 100 mg of Januvia, goodness knows what they would have been without them.
I am now self testing about 3 times a day and am averaging 8.5 mmol/L although for some reason I had a reading of 12. 4 mmol/L early this week, but it dropped within a few hours, so slowly dropping and I have decided to drop the Januvia, my reasoning is that when I was first diagnosed 4 years ago I was only on 1000 mg of Metformin and within 6 months and a diet change I had a HbA1c reading of 5.5 mmol/L so want to try and manage with just the Metformin, I am still unhappy with being on 2000 a day so will drop 500 mg when I start getting into the 6 mmol/L
As for our trip to Australia we fly into Brisbane on the 9th Feb and will drive North to Hervey Bay, have visited there a few years ago but for a whale watch and didn't stay, so this time we've rented a lovely little house (with pool) for a 1 week stay it'll be a week of relaxation. It's out of whale watching season so the place should be quite quiet. I am also a huge fan of 'My Kitchen Rules' and was a supporter of Dan & Steph who won series 13 and have opened a cafe in Hervey Bay so we plan to visit there too.
From there we drive down to Main Beach and stay at Xanadu in an ocean front apartment, we stayed there in 2014 and loved the place, it is a bit expensive but we decided too 'go for it'.
A long drive to Forster for a 5 night stay and then another 5 nights in Lake Macquarie with a day (or 2) visiting the Hunters for a few tasters and no doubt buy a few bottles of wine!
We will the drive to North Shore where my friend's uncle lives and we will be staying with them for 3 days then off to Tasmania for a week. I have visited Australia about 6 times but have yet to visit Tasmania so it will be a bit of a whistle stop taster and I am really looking forward to that week.
Then flying to Christchurch and South Island for 10 days, it started as a quick trip to visit my nephew who is working in Queenstown but we decided to extend it a little. I was in NZ in 2010 for a Wales rugby tour but my friend hasn't been for a few years so we decided just to stick with the South Island which is my favourite of the 2.
We then fly to Perth for 2 weeks, our last stop before coming home. We are staying in the City for 3 nights then travelling South with a couple of stopovers including 4 nights at Margaret River for some more wine tasting.
So looking forward to the trip, I have been fortunate to have visited Australia and NZ several times in the past but never tire of my trips.
Sorry if I have bored everyone blame Alan...... he did ask!