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Type 2 diabetes

Ashvinney
Ashvinney Member Posts: 143 Courageous
edited January 13 in Coffee lounge
Hi bit of a bad day , got my blood test back I have type 2 diabetes my first appointment with nurse is Monday for more bloods and to the next on the Monday to start insulin treatment  , my career well come Monday with me , its been one of them days were nothing gone right , so down at the moment , my career said I can talk to about anything but just one off the people that hold things in don't talk ,about 
Ajones 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,028 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I have type 2 diabetes as well was diagnosed about 30 years ago 

    From experience the special nurses are really good and will support you to manage your insulin and diabetes 

    If you have good control over your sugar levels that's the best thing you can do for yourself 

    Always happy to discuss and there are lots of us on here who live with this condition 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,933 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 12
    I’m type 1 but still happy to help answer any questions. (Although, unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to give specific medical advice).
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,126 Disability Gamechanger
    I've been type 2 for over 10 years, reasonably well controlled with medication, not sure why you would need insulin for type 2 thats usually for type 1 ??
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 143 Courageous
    My blood sugar levels are high so the nurse is going to get them down with the insulin once down I be put on tablet from ,

    Woodbine 

    Ajones 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,028 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine it is quite common for type 2 to take insulin I also am insulin dependant and have been for many years 

    Sometimes the other medications do not effectively control type 2 so insulin is required 

    It's often last option when other meds haven't given adequate control 
  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 143 Courageous
    Its something I know was coming as I was told when I got  tested I was just testing on board line  diabetes so now I have tested for type 2 the nurse as been keeping a eye on my blood test ,weight is problem and my dietary needs well have to change and the one thing I can't do is going walking as I am in a chair not quite sure how to get around that 
    Ajones 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,933 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 12
    Insulin is usually offered to type 2 diabetics when tablets are no longer helping and this can happen over several years. 

    I can imagine that your HbA1c test result has come back too high that they have deemed insulin would work better than tablets to reduce this and then they will have you on the tablets. 

    Be aware if it is a nurse at your GP surgery that you are going to see which would normally be the case for a type 2 then it will be a practice nurse who would typically have no specialist qualification but would have some training in diabetes. 

    Therefore if there is something they cant  answer for you get them to seek colleague advice or refer you to a GP also. 
  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 143 Courageous
    Janer967  they told me that she going to get my levels down first then go form there 
    Ajones 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,028 Disability Gamechanger
    I am also wheelchair bound so understand not being able to exercise easily but there are some good wheelchair exercises on NHS website also one of our members is great with advising on exercise @chiarieds

    Your nurse will concentrate on getting your sugar levels down it will be trial and error to get right dosage but they will start with low dose and keep slowly increasing 
  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 143 Courageous
    Thank you for that I looking into it yes hopefully she get it down as quick as she can , just founding out I do have it though my back I am shocked still 
    Ajones 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 143 Courageous
    edited January 13
    Thank for that I we'll try later it looks very helpful
    Ajones 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,254 Pioneering
    Hi @Ashvinney

    I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis, but I'm glad that you're now getting some medical attention and care for it :) 

    Along with @chiarieds brilliant video suggestions, the below links might be helpful too when trying to start engaging in gentle adaptive exercises:

    I hope the above helps and let us know if you have any other concerns or queries. 

    Libby
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