Its good to be back.
Yes there are a number of people I remember still here but also a lot of new ones, some of them might be people I recommended your site to,
Gliclazide is basically a hail Mary attempt as I have tried some of the other drugs with no effect other than nasty side effects. I really should check the doses of things I am currently on, I am taking 1000mg of sr metformin, up to about 3 months ago I was on 2000mg but the side effects were causing me problems in other areas of my health. Along with my DNS we dropped the dose to 1000mg and monitored the situation and it made virtually no difference to my BG and the side effects have almost gone away so good all round.
I have tried a number of other drugs over the last few months and been warned about the side effects and to stop taking the drugs immediately if I got them, none of them worked but all of them were horrendous. My DNS is currently going over things again to see if there is anything else we can do before we go down the insulin route.
I am resigned to taking insulin and realise that it is the best if not only way I can continue to live symptom and complication free. It is just the thought of the steep learning curve needed to get on top of the treatment, plus all the additional stuff I will have to add to my too go bag.
And of course to find room in the fridge for insulin supplies.
Diet is a whole story all by itself as I have been trying all sorts of variations, but at the moment I am keeping to a standard one which is not the best but is a good base to tell if the drugs are having any effect.
Breakfast, either a glass of orange or apple or toast or eggs and bacon.
Lunch, A sandwich or low carb crackers and meat or meat and a bit of salad.
Evening, Cooked meal consisting of meat, a small portion of potatoes and peas.
Bedtime, a couple of digestive or hobnobs.
All suggestions welcome