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I am new to this forum but not to diabetis:(
Can anyone tell me if there is a product for Type 2 which is only taken once a day ? I am on Novomix 30 Flexpen and am struggling looking after my 86yr old mother and seem to `forget` to take it at breakfast and dinner times as a result of tending to my mum.:confused::confused::confused:
 

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I'm sorry you are struggling with this. I don't take any type 2 medicine but I would like to welcome you to the forum.
I'm confident someone will have an answer for your question.
 

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Thank you very much for your kind message, I did start with diet only, then onto to different tablets and then the insulin I now take. My db nurse told me it is just the pancreas saying - `cant be bothered to help your body anymore`!
 

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Even though I am type 1, it is important to remember that just because you have been put on meds doesn't mean you did anything wrong. A lot of drs have been using the "better control your bg or you'll have to go on insulin or other meds" threat for years. It has been discovered that most type 2's, regardless of control, will probably be put on meds and probably insulin sometime in their lives.
Insulin and other meds are great for helping control bg, especially if your pancreas gave you the big middle finger.
Good luck.
 

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Totally agree with your views on Drs. And thanks for your input and thanks for the good luck - recipricated.
 

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I am new to this forum but not to diabetis:(
Can anyone tell me if there is a product for Type 2 which is only taken once a day ? I am on Novomix 30 Flexpen and am struggling looking after my 86yr old mother and seem to `forget` to take it at breakfast and dinner times as a result of tending to my mum.:confused::confused::confused:
Are you only taking insulin and no oral meds as well? If you are wondering about a once a day insulin, something like Lantus would be a once a day insulin. It is a basal insulin that is sort of slow released all day long. Some diabetics do just fine with a basal insulin only. Many others though do need a fast acting insulin to cover meals and snacks though.

Metformin is one of the best oral meds for T2 diabetics since it works on lowering your body's insulin resistance.

I completely understand that it is difficult to take care of yourself while taking care of a family member...I have been there. But, you just have to get yourself in the mindset that if you dont care for yourself and keep yourself healthy, then who will be there for your family member? :)
 

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Have been on Metformin and not compatible with my body! Been on Lantus but they changed me to the one I`m on now Thanks for the input though.
 

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I'm confused:confused:

You say your struggling with control, and in another current thread you started you claim to be on a "Diet" "which lets you eat loads of things AND keep sugars down " :confused:

SO are you or are you not in control?

Missing insulin can cause you to be out of control, so can eating "all kinds of things"

I asked you about the diet and you cant explain it.

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ALL carbs raise BG no matter what diet your on, if it has enough carbs your BG will go up.
 

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My diet allows me to loose weight so that I am NOT gaining any lbs, when I say all kinds of things I mean varied and at the right times, and when I say can`t explain diet, its a book I work from, so you want to know buy it yourself. I am not stupid I know what carbs do. When I take my insulin everything is fine, its when I forget that things happen! I am asking about Insulin that can be taken once a day. As you so gracefully(!) put at the end of your msgs :

I am not a doctor this is what works for me - everyone is different
 

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Hello Firebird, and welcome. How long have you had diabetes? There are many good tools for controlling our disorder, but whatever we use requires discipline and attention to detail if we're going to maintain good control.

You've received good input here already, so I won't belabor the point. You will have to develop a routine whereby you can remember your own meds if you intend to continue caring for your mother. You're of no use to her if your diabetes takes you down.

Most diabetics - even type 1s - soon recognize that they can't just eat anything they want and still keep tight control of their blood sugar. No matter how good the "Scottish Swimmer" diet is, I think you'd be wise to start cutting the carbs from your menus, and fine tune your insulin regimen.

We want to help you and support you, if you want our help. There is no magic pill for us to swallow and forget about our diabetes. I know very little about using insulin, but I know about metformin; it's our front line of defense for insulin resistance and it doesn't overload our pancreas. There are often a few days of discomfort getting accustomed to this drug and it takes some time to reach maximum blood levels. If you tried it for several weeks & tried different versions, yet still determined that it was truly not working for you, that's fine. I just hope you gave it a good chance before deciding it was "incompatible".

It would be good if a once-a-day dose of a basal insulin would work for you, but apparently Lantus wasn't the answer you sought, so you may find that your diabetes cannot be controlled with any once-a-day method. You may have to develop some flexibility and discipline. I think it would be good if your focal point were keeping your blood sugar under control and letting the weight come off as a fringe benefit. Did you know that metformin also helps with weight loss?

Take care and be well.
 

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Thanks for your reply, I cannot take Metformin it gives my diahorrea!, Lantus was changed by my doctor. All I am getting is negative feedback from this site so I am going to unsubscribe. Thank you all.
 

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Unsubscribing due to bullying (Sounds like)

Except for onaughmae and Joshua I find othe other members sound like bullies. Thank you both for your support as I unsubscribe from this.
 

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I was just confused, didn't mean to be snide or mean.

When new people get on hear quite a few are surprised that bread and pasta raise BG. and all you can say about you diet is "buy the book" I thought maybe being a new person you might not get the link of carbs and BG.

I was just trying to help.
 

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I tried being very nice to you. But you have shot down everything everyone has said. It is obviously not your fault your missing your REQUIRED dose of insulin. There is nothing negative here, just truth. Carbs raise bg. Everyone knows that. You HAVE to remember to take your medicine on your own.
 

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Metformin gives most people a little diarrhea, which subsides after a little while if you adjust the dosage and experiment with the extended release versions. I'm sorry if you gave it a chance and it didn't work for you.

I'm sorry too, that you feel like you're getting nothing but negative feedback, because the problem may be that the holy grail of a once-a-day remedy for your diabetes is not within the realm of possibility.

Thanks for your reply, I cannot take Metformin it gives my diahorrea!, Lantus was changed by my doctor. All I am getting is negative feedback from this site so I am going to unsubscribe. Thank you all.
 
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