how to diabetes type 1

My fella had been on metformin for 4 years whilst drinking alcohol until 2 months ago when he was hospitalised with lactic acidosis and nearly lost his life, in a coma for 3 days and on dialysis also .he was lucky to survive. He is off metformin now and on 25mg of Vipidia instead,  I might be
lucky but metformin hasn’t changed my life in any way, can still go out on a ‘typical’ nigh and do things like I’ve done before, There is no clinical risk from mixing metformin with Alcohol. I’ve been taking it for a long while now. They have to say stuff like this to cover their own backs from a risk point of view. Im certainly not saying.. Go out an get leathered.. You have diabetes, so alcohol in moderation is a given. It’d more than likely make you “more than regular” if you are already sensitive to the drug.. Myself.. Not had an issue at all,  I waited 3 months after starting Metformin before having any alcohol, it helped I think to get my levels sorted and to settle into using the drug as I had no side effects at all., I have the odd bottle of wine..I stick to as dry as I can (clear spirits with a sugar free mixer is an alternative) and I just monitor during the evening and before bed , during the night and when i wake up as booze can lower your blood glucose over night. Make sure you eat and just don’t get roaring drunk and you should be fine., Been taking metformin for years have a few pints on a Friday night but don’t get bladdered it’s had no ill effect on me as far as I am aware, Yes you can, but strictly in moderation. Do not exceed the current recommended weekly allowance for males or females, whichever is the relevant one,  I’ve been taking Metformin for years. Never had a pronblem with drinking. Even been leathered a few times too. Well to be fair more than a few, Meteor ion time release and I enjoy the occasional single malt. Low,  take Metformin and tonight 2 large glasses rec wine 250mil and single brandies I feel Ok, Type 1 on metformin too and never had any problems… Never been told not to drink either by docs in clinic as they ask me every time if I do,  I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for 27 years but only got diagnosed with sleep apnea 17 years ago. Probably had it for longer but didn’t realise. Started with a full face mask but couldn’t get on with it. Now have a cpap machine with water chamber & the mask is worn where it just fits over the nose & wear a chin strap. Now have the best nights sleep ever & cannot do without it!,  Type 1 diabetes is ALSO strongly linked with sleep apnoea. At 38, and not overweight, I was diagnosed with OSA following severe exhaustion for many years that didn’t improve with better diabetes control. I’ve had diabetes mellitus since age 13. Consultant confirms that it is linked to T1D and studies are being done now, Type 1 diabetes is ALSO strongly linked with sleep apnoea. At 38, and not overweight, I was diagnosed with OSA following severe exhaustion for many years that didn’t improve with better diabetes control. I’ve had diabetes mellitus since age 13. Consultant confirms that it is linked to T1D and studies are being done now, I have been going through this. It’s got slowly worse since February with confused moments and migraines. Ive been doing teacher training but havent been in since Monday because i cant get it together enough even to drive to school let alone handle a class. ‘Fog’ is exactly how it feels. I had a panic attack on tuesday mostly because I couldn’t find where my clothes are to get dressed and I couldn’t        remember how the shower works. I felt like a dementia patient walking round my house trying to take things a step at a time only for my husband to have to help me because I couldnt even remember words to describe what was wrong. I feel better today but it’s taken most of the week to reach this point. I’m not going to pass the course at this rate. The docs added linagliptin my meds on Friday and I’m hoping it will start helping but mostly I’m worried. I get people in the course telling me it’s just because training is hard and its getting to me but I don’t want to give up. I worked really hard to get on this course!
I’m on metformin 500sr x3a day. Not sure when I noticed fog brain but it’s getting worse. Forget where my conversation is going can’t remember some words of there meaning having to tell myself what to do next. Other than all that have been feeling so much better on metformin better appetite no sickness or toilet trouble. Might try B6 though,  I asked about this and doctor said nothing proven so ignore it but I’m on metfoemin and my b12 is often low. Doctors just do t understand I feel, Get a grip girl you,l be fine either that you,l die I have had it for years I too will die get out and enjoy what you have it,s not the diabetes that’s killing yo, its fear so dump it and laugh trust me I know,  No wonder you feel so bad. 438 should rank as a medical emergency. It is dangerously high and you should be in hospital
Sometimes I just cant do “perfect” so I focus on doing “better” than I have been. On a perfect day I might not snack much, on a bad day I might eat way to much but if I can do a better day………hope Im making sense. In my mind a week of bad days leaves me feeling bad but a week with a few better days, well it feels better in my mind. Just starting on metformin so this is of interest they never menti, So in my early teens my mum was diagnosed with type 1. We had advice on the healthy diet which formed the basis of our food choices going forward .40 yrs on I have type 2?which is apparently my fault and seems that I need a low carb diet (my initial preference btw). Anyone else want to poke the next “expert” in the eye with a very sharp stick..

Michelle Cervantes

Michelle Cervantes

Hi, I'm Michelle and I am a committed campaigner for the promotion of healthier lifestyles. I love my mom, I've tried to have a healthier lifestyle for my mom. Everyone should be happy and healthy life

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