There are times when a ton of bricks are needed
Having just read your post and gone back and read mine again I now realise there is some important information about my diet at the moment that I mentioned but didn't go into detail of, I will correct that shortly with a separate post.
Biscuits at bed time, this is also part of the current trial but the reason for it goes back to just after I was diagnosed. After a few months I had a good level of control over my BG but I was getting the dreaded dawn phenomenon which was really annoying me, waking up in the early hours boiling hot and sweating. SO I embarked on a mission to try and sort it out by trying different foods and combination of foods and I found that either two digestive or hobnobs gave me the best results and I was only getting the dreaded dawn phenomenon about 1 night in every 10. I do stop it at times but if it starts happening again I go back to it.
You are correct I take statins every night and have done in one form or another for the last 15 years. Steroids , in their pure form, I have been taking on and off for years for various reasons and at the moment I take them for a week every 3 months or so as a booster, my doctor said he would like to put me on them permanantly but they have too many side effects for him to do that unless absolutely necessary.
Doctors change my meds every now and then but my current list is
Pain killers - Codeine, tramadol and naproxen not all at the same time but in some sort of rotation so I dont get addicted to any one, also depending on the current level of pain.
And of course diabetes meds which currently are Metformin SR and Gliclazide.
I am very lucky with my DSN as she knows her subject very well and is extremely helpful and doesnt always follow NHS guidelines. I did ask her if she was diabetic herself but she says she isnt just very interested in the subject.
Of to type that other post now.
PS how do I do my signature and read my messages please.