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Yeah I know  but he wouldn't want to. He's even less sociable than I am and if we're not talking about trumpets, cornets, flugel horns etc he would just sit there! He probably has a gig anyway as July is busy with the band. He'll have the dog for company so he'll be fine for one night.
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General discussion / Re: Blurred Vision
« Last post by BBarb on Today at 11:27:48 AM »
All the same I'd arrange an eye test at a local optitians right away.  I'm not diabetic and developed problems which I just 'left' to get better on their own.  Eventually I went for a test and they found a bleeding vein on the retina and could have saved more of my sight if I'd done sooner.  Just to be on the safe side, please go NOW.
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Insulin and medication / Re: Jardiance / Forxiga and Ketones
« Last post by Lisa65 on Today at 11:26:36 AM »
I was reading through some old posts last night trying to catch up on three years of absence  and I noticed that Kat's T2 husband had the same thing on canafligozin which is another drug in the same class. So it can't be that rare given that there's not exactly thousands of active members on this forum.
I'm glad you managed to spot the symptoms and avert a hospital visit Lucy. I had thought I might ask for Forxiga if metformin alone doesn't cut it for me anymore, but that's another class of meds of my list now!
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Why not?  Other non-diabetic partners come.
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I wouldn't bring him!
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Insulin and medication / Re: Jardiance / Forxiga and Ketones
« Last post by Lucy on Today at 07:44:05 AM »
The words on the urine strips are
+/- is traces
+ is faible
++ is moyen
+++ and ++++ are fort

So I think that means probably up to + is normal, ++ is medium and +++ is high. And if they’re high and you don’t know why, or feel ill, or have high bg, then you need to keep checking / seek help? Not sure about if it’s a concern if they’re ++, imagine need to at least keep an eye on which way it’s going.


Having barely ever used ketone strips before, I also noticed that the pack says you must throw away after 6 months of opening. I have used quite a lot this week but doubt I’d ever get through a whole pot of 50 in 6 months!
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Insulin and medication / Re: Jardiance / Forxiga and Ketones
« Last post by nytquill17 on Today at 12:41:54 AM »
In blood tests, 0.0-0.6 is normal, 0.6-1.5 is "concern" and 1.5-3.0 is "danger". I dunno recall how the blood scale and the urine scale relate, like if 0-0.6 is the same as "+", but definitely you can have a little ketones just from normal fat burning and stuff, it doesn't always have to be at zero.
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Insulin and medication / Re: Jardiance / Forxiga and Ketones
« Last post by Lucy on Yesterday at 10:33:36 PM »
Oh, also the GP will write back to the consultant and let him know what happened, and ask the hospital to get in touch with me to see me again as I need a new plan. I expect in a few days I’ll also get a letter from the hospital summarising my appointment last week too, telling me to start taking these tablets I’ve just stopped and asking my GP to prescribe them 😂
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Insulin and medication / Re: Jardiance / Forxiga and Ketones
« Last post by Lucy on Yesterday at 10:29:28 PM »
Feeling better now, ketones at + each check today (guess that is a normal level?). Saw GP this morning and given I’ve recovered as soon as the tablet has worn off, and both the leaflet and his book of drugs warn of it as a possible side effect it does seem like it was a reaction to the tablet. It’s listed on my records now so I won’t be taking those again, to be honest I’m a little surprised that the consultant didn’t mention to watch out for it and check ketones if any signs? He did tell me about urine infections and peeing more, and I didn’t like the sound of the tablets then either Patti. But he suggested I could try this one instead of another drug in that class, since then I could take the starter dose instead of the full dose, and just see how the starter dose went. And also I’d have an appointment with the nurse so I could consider them just as a trial and talk to the nurse about them.  Well I’m glad I didn’t start on the normal dose!
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Insulin and medication / Re: Jardiance / Forxiga and Ketones
« Last post by Pattidevans on Yesterday at 09:57:33 PM »
Personally I don't like the idea of those kind of tablets (the ones that make you pee glucose out) it seems very unnatural and totally against what diabetics should be aiming for.
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