I had my 6 month review yesterday and my HBA1c is now 4.9!!! I was stunned! The doctor told me that I’d made his day! Mind you, he said I could do with getting it slightly higher to avoid too many hypos which is a good plan I reckon.
I have to say, I’m very impressed by my diabetes team (I’m looked after by the Jenny O’Neill Diabetes Centre at Derby Royal Infirmary in the UK in case anyone’s interested!). They really take the time to listen and aren’t pushing me to move from animal to human insulin like my old diabetes nurse at my local GP’s surgery was - they just say, “if it works for you, who are we to tell you different?”. Really refreshing!
On another note, I’m taking Metformin to help me lose weight (it lets me reduce the amount of insulin I’m taking and so helps with the weight loss), but does anyone have any idea about alcohol and using this? I’ve been told I can drink in moderation on it which is fine, but with Christmas and New Year coming up I’d really like to have a proper night out!! Would I be able to stop taking it maybe a few days before I’m planning on drinking then restart it after the night out maybe? I’d be interested to hear your opinions.