Well have done the yearly MOT chat with a DN I had never met, and what a sweetie. We had a really in-depth chat about my results and she agreed with me that my HbA1C is creeping up 7.1. Offered another metformin but with IBS I thought that might be overload. I am now on Sukkarto, 3 per day. I have read its credentials and I know people have had problems with them but I am going to persevere for at least two weeks, writing down my numbers and making a decision then. If I have to go back to Metformin with a dose of 1500 I will do so, and keep my finger crossed that my IBS doesn't object too much. She mentioned my cholesterol had gone down from last year, i.e. 5.7 to 5.4. Gave her the figures Alan had worked out for me and she thought my results were really good (the Statin word was not mentioned). Everything else was unremarkable so all in all I am pleased. What I am more pleased about is the fact that she is a really good person to talk to - allowed me to speak, commented that it was nice to speak to someone who knows what she is talking about (thanks DSF) and she has agreed to allow another HbA1c in November.
Now all I have to do is try to persuade the doc to refer me to a gastro for my horrible reflux. Been taking a PPI and I might as well take a smartie. Hope she actually diagnoses this in the middle of June. It isn't GERD - no heartburn and if it is LPR (Silent Reflux) then I have had it for some months and PPI's won't do a thing for the Pepsin invading my throat!!