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Hi guys , just diagnosed with diabetes couple of weeks and on metformin twice daily . My problem in is I’m getting up about 1-1/2 hours at night , I have cut out all sugar .

Can anyone tell me if this stops or not

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Hi Hun I have no idea hopefully someone will be able to help you. Take good care sweetie. 🤗🤗🌹🌹xx

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Thanks for answering at least jan , you are a 💫 xx😘

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It's too early to say yet really. When you start new medication your body usually takes a month or so to decide if it can tolerate it. I suggest you ask again after Xmas if you are still having problems

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Ok thank you for replying I must admit it is not agreeing with my tummy xx

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Hi Matrix, I'm on metform in two different strengths...I didn't have the problems your experiencing, when first diagnosed, but I did get awful bloating in the stomach, nausea and pain. This is a common side effect of metformin. I was transferred to moderate release, this got rid of those symptoms. Go see your gp as they are the best advisors for this common disease.

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Hi thanks for replying I’m getting the bloating and tummy ache . I will give it another week see if it settles and if it doesn’t I will go see go . X😇

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Gp

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Matrix, I was diagnosed in march, had same problem, started on Metformin and it did settle down. It's just your body trying to get rid of your excess sugar that have built up. For me despite changing diet cutting out sugar and lowering carbohydrates my blood sugars went up. Getting under control now but has taken 9 months. 😀

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BigV thank you so much you have really put my mind at rest . I had a better night last night didn’t have to get up as much as I have been doing so that’s a relief . Longing for a bit of choc though have gone cold turkey on sweet things . Wonder how long it takes to lose that craving . Hope you’re able to stabilise ,do you use a glucose meter . I have seen diabetic nurse and I don’t go back for 6 months how are they going to know how you’re coping . Xx😇

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Frequent urination is what gives diabetes its name. To cease, you need to reduce your carbohydrate intake, not just sugar. All carbohydrate is sugar to our body, so it is important to eat quality, low Gi carbohydrates, less than 130g per day.

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I know I have to cut carbohydrate but I was given no leaflet or anything she just said to cut down cut sugar and cut down on carbs and see you in six months I feel a bit overwhelmed with it all . I know I’m probably panicking but that’s just how I feel . Thanks for telling me that it’s very useful .Could you tell me how I work out the values or where I could look please x😇

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Most surgeries carry leaflets, esp the diabetic nurse. Depending,on how bad it is- according to the dose of metformin you're on, will,depend on how often you go to,clinic. The diabetic nurses are now often found,in GP surgeries, just pop in & ask for,leaflets or ask in the chemist. Book stores will have a gd selection on diet for,diabetics, the Dummy's guide' books have produced many health books, I think there's one for diabetes 2

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Hi matrix, for information look at diabetes.co.uk. also ask to go on the Desmond course. This teaches all about foods etc last 1 day.

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Thank you x😇

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Hi, if you've cut out sugar in foods, have you also cut out fizzy drinks? Alcohol? Or reduced them? Failing that, the metformin dose may need increasing as it's all about getting to dose right for you to begin with. If all that's taken care of, mention it to your GP who may discuss a Prostate gland check up.

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Hi thanks for taking trouble to reply . Yes to fizzy drinks only had one now and again don’t drink alchol and bladder problem is much better thank you. I think my doc would have a problem finding my prostate as I’m lady lol . I only have a problem if I eat bread or roast potatoes . 😇xx

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