Diagnosed as type 2 in 2011 and put on Metformin, now told by new GP I'm not diabetic

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In 2011 I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic and immediately put on Metformin. Got sent on a Desmond day and took my wife along with me to that. Gradually lost 2 and a half stone in weight and generally took care of my eating. More or less stopped drinking alcohol as well. Had my annual diabetes checks and was told I was controlling it very well.

Moved house last December and registered with a new GP. As part of the registration process I gave my medical history and was given a date for a blood test to see what my HbA1c was like in readiness to see the diabetic nurse for a review. Had the blood test and made appointment to see diabetic nurse. When I saw the diabetic nurse she told me I was not a diabetic as my blood results were that of a normal non-diabetic person. She was unable to comment further because my medical notes from my last GP had not been forwarded to the new practice. I was told to get another blood test in 4 months time, but in the mean time to half my Metformin dose. This I did and went for the results last Friday. GP told me I’m not diabetic and to stop taking Metformin altogether.

Now I’m confused. Was I misdiagnosed in 2011? My original GP who made the diagnosis told me it’s a condition for life and I must learn to live with it.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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    hi Lone Wolf

    i was diagnosed by a diabetic nurse as type 2 and my doctor said i wasnt. so now im stuck with a half way result too. i was never told to take pills just eat well. ive not lost a lot of weight as cant seem to shift it no matter what i do. i think that i was miss diagnosed but the thing is i asked about it and they said that i cant be classified as not type 2 as they will just say that im controling it well. personally i wander how much of it is true as these days everyone is type 2 and doctors get paid a lot of money for type 2 patients Hmmmmmm

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    Wow, I guess it's good news but adds to the confusion that is type 2 .

    i was diagnosed as pre diabetic as one of my 2 blood tests showed I was in the range so I'm now on the diabetic register even though I don't have it !

    i was told I don't need to go on any meds and just to.d to lose weight ( I'm not even overweight) and to have another blood test in a year. Since then I've been sent for to have a retina scan ( which was normal) I've had my feet checked out, again no problems. Like you, I've been told I will be on the register for life and feel stigmatised 

    I can't answer your question but I completly understand where your coming from 

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    Losing weight is known to reverse Type 2, though more research is needed. Could have happened in your case so well done. Not a misdiagnosisI would say but one that has changed with the weight loss
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      yeah is was 6.8 but i think and i know this sounds silly but for the 6 months up to the test i was shovelling sweets down my neck as gave up fags. and this was only over that period as i dont usualy. i think that i had a high reading due to that
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      yeah is was 6.8 but i think and i know this sounds silly but for the 6 months up to the test i was shovelling sweets down my neck as gave up fags. and this was only over that period as i dont usualy. i think that i had a high reading due to that
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      you can call the reception and ask for test results. im past caring. i lost 12 months of my life sh*tting myself over it. now i just think F it. what will ne will be
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      The Nice guidelines are:-

      Type 2 are - pre-prandial(before meals is between 4 and 7, post-prandial (after meals) it should be under 8.5.

      Normal is 4 to 5.9 pre-prandial and under 7.8 post-prandial

      With a reading like yours could easily be interpreted as a yes and equally easily as a no. Many Drs will take it as 7 or over means is but if the nurse used these NICE guidelines can see why they said yes and the Dr no

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      In that case take a note of these readings and give them to the Dr. Ask for a fasting blood test and if says not diabetic get it put on your notes.

      So far as travel insurance goes try the Post Office. If things are under control they usually ignore them. Amongst other things I am Epileptic and Asthmatic, most insurers load my premiums as a result, they don't.

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    I think I have heard that type 2 diabetes can be managed by good food planning. Some one also has also now learnt that they are not diabetic type 2 that I have read of.
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