"Management of my type 2 diabetes"

About: Victoria Infirmary / General Medicine

(as the patient),

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1991 by my GP who had me into hospital the same evening and further testing showed type 2 and given Glipozide? pills.

Year later short holiday, but forgot my pills, so ate sparingly and walked after each food intake. I had a reading of about 5.6 and for the next 10 years

Was such control not really seen as an option 20 years ago, is it now seen as a viable option?

Kind regards

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Response from John Hamilton, Head of Board Administration, Board Administration, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Thank you for posting a message on Patient Opinions. Difficult one to be specific about in the absence of more detailed information however the first line treatment in type 2 diabetes would normally be dietary and other lifestyle advice. Therefore without the specifics we would have to assume that it was considered appropriate to move you to that phase of treatment

Current advice remains to advise on lifestyle first line, then medication and third stage would be the possibility of insulin.

If you have any remaining concerns or a more specific query about your health then it would be quite appropriate to raise these with your General Practitioner.

I hope this high level response helps in some way and thank you one again for sharing your experience with us,



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