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Off topic / Re: Menopause!
« Last post by Quantum Learning on Today at 03:02:40 PM »
Not an answer to your NHS woes but you can buy Vagifem over the counter, check the uses/side effects online if you are worried and good luck trying to find help x
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General discussion / Re: I don't believe it!
« Last post by Paulines7 on Today at 01:06:40 PM »
Well done to you and your hubby.   ;) :D :D
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Introduce yourself / Re: New Member
« Last post by Tobias Jamieson on Today at 12:18:27 PM »
Hi Patti

No at the moment I am on Humalog Mix50 3 injections p/day hence the high does's , But before that I was on  Humalog KwikPen 200  & Toujeo 300 that was to be 5 injections a day  Fast & Slow at breakfast,  Fast at Lunch,    Fast at Dinner,    Slow at Bedtime but then they
said if I had a 12 carb biscuit  at 11:00am then I would need to take another injection  and the same goes if I have a biscuit at 15:00pm
then that would mean another injection hence instead of 5 injections a day it has now gone up to 7 injections a day , my idea was to stick
to the 5 injections a day and take account of the 12 carb biscuit by making my insulin dose a bit higher. what  are your thoughts on that.

Cheers Toby
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General discussion / I don't believe it!
« Last post by BBarb on Today at 12:08:00 PM »
I don't believe it - but not in a Victor Meldrew way -  after losing 3 and a half stone, hubby's latest reading at the clinic is 6.2!
The nurse just told him he was still diabetic and not to get cocky, no well done, no pleased smile, no encouragement whatsoever.
Anyway, I'm over the moon, all this hard work has paid off and although its now become the way we eat, the diet will continue. 
I just wish medics would use more carrots and fewer sticks.
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Introduce yourself / Re: New Member
« Last post by Steven on Today at 11:03:51 AM »
Type 2s - the vast bulk of people who regularly take metformin of all types - also say it's best taken with food - please can someone else correct me if I've got that wrong?
My understanding is that there is no need to take Metformin with food in terms of the efficacy of the drug. Most people have gastric problems with Metformin and taking it with food helps to some extent.
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Introduce yourself / Re: New Member
« Last post by TerryJ on Today at 10:34:31 AM »
Type 2s - the vast bulk of people who regularly take metformin of all types - also say it's best taken with food - please can someone else correct me if I've got that wrong?

Essential to take with a reasonable amount of food otherwise you would be registering on the Richter scale !
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General discussion / Re: Back in the land of the living
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 10:07:16 AM »
Bitter melon = there’s always some spammer hawking it.  Usually from the Indian sub-continent, but I have my doubts!

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Introduce yourself / Re: New Member
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 10:04:13 AM »
Toby,


To reply to me just hit reply on anyone’s message and start with Hi Patti or whatever greeting.  We all follow the threads and read all the messages. 


The size of your doses does seem to indicate that you have a lot of insulin resistance.  I was given Glucophage SR at my own request (that’s the slow release Metformin) because I put weight on and developed insulin resistance.  I was concerned because I was taking around 50u a day total daily dose (at the time Levemir and Humalog) and I was concerned that I couldn’t lose weight.  I started on 1 tablet 500mg And gradually worked up to 2000mg.  I came off them at one point but I put about 9lbs on, so I went back on them and lost the 9lbs.  So it’s is worth persisting.  I am now on a pump, using only ApidrA, a fast acting insulin (pumps only use fast acting) and my total daily dose is around 15 - 20u a day depending on what I eat.


Since you said that you were taking 7-9 doses a day I am wondering if anyone has explained to you how Humalog should be used?  It is normally injected only when you are about to eat something and best practice is to count the number of carbohydrates you eat and match the dose.  I won’t say more about that until you come back with a response.  Also by iPad battery is about to run out.
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Introduce yourself / Re: Tobias & Insulin
« Last post by Tobias Jamieson on Today at 01:09:40 AM »
Thanks sedge I will mention that to my Diabetic nurse when I speak to her on Monday.  Now a bit of help with this site, how do
I reply to  Pattidevans as I can not see a reply button or email for her  some guidance would be good Thanks

Cheers Toby 
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Off topic / Re: Menopause!
« Last post by Venomous on Yesterday at 10:45:02 PM »
My GP is being a pain. I asked for an intimate moisturiser like vagifem today and they said no, not even that until they get the green light from the hospital. I am in hospital Monday but only for imaging of the remaining tumours, I don't see the hospital gynae consultant myself until the middle of next month so I shall ask -again- about HRT and moisturisers etc if I don't hear anything before that. Surely someone has to be reasonable??

I'm not sure if I would have been becoming menopausal without the surgery...it may not have been too many years off I think, but since surgery I have had hot sweats at night, trouble sleeping at night (and wanting to sleep in the morning!), no periods, my FSH score is 35 (which is deemed completely menopausal) and I'm moody and forgetful and most painfully the inner bits hurt (a lot), sex is completely impossible :/ The only symptom I seem to be avoiding as yet is the headaches.... I dont need that symptom too lol
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