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Hi, My husband has had type 2 diabetes for a few years he is nearly 69. Firstly just diet, then metformin dose increased after initial dose. He has recently had more bloods done and now the gp has added Gliclazide 80mg in the morning. The gp just rang and explained and left out a prescription. I am no stranger to diabetes as our son was diagnosed with type 1 age 2 in 1974. At that time my husband although he helped would not learn about the condition as I tried to do. He is the same now just not interested and thinks he can just take the tablets and get on with life. My questions are as gliclazide can cause hypos should he not be testing his blood sugar level and what about inbetween meal snacks. The gp did not mention anything when they spoke. What do you think. I know he will no want to do tests and probably say I am over reacting. I try with his diet but he is not good at trying new things. The other thing is alcohol now more important because of the risk of hypos. I have suggested he stop drinking at leat until he know how this new tablet affects him. I am sure he will take m uch notice though. I have enough to deal with as I too have health problems and family problems. He also has arthritis and prostate problems. I am very worried but there is only so much I can do. Just always accused of nagging which I probably do. I am not expecting him to be 100% perfect diabetic just to be interested and try would by a start.
Any one suggest anything. Thanks for reading this.
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