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wi have suffered from Diabetes Type 2 for 30 years and for the most part it has been very well controlled. I took Metformin in combination with Prandin.
Then 3 years ago I got Polymyalgia rheumatica and was prescribed Prednisolone. I am on 8mg and trying very hard to reduce very slowly.
My B/s rose quite a lot on steroids but I did not fully understand why. Now I know.
A young dodtor suggeted I change my Diabetic tablet to see if it would control B/S better. It did not.OTher tablets have been tried to no avail.
The best by far id Prandin,my ''old'' favourite which I should never have changed.The problem is my Doctor says it is not Licensed for over 75s. I am 79.I have scoured the internet to see if it is dangerous for that age group. Nothing came up.Simply to tell your doctor if you are over 75 and taking it.
My quality of life is very poor,spending most of my day in bed and feeling very weak and miserable.
Exactly what is the position with this treatment and 0ver 75s? It is my only hop of normal life. I don't want to upset my GP who tends to go by the book,but I really do wish I could persuade him to prescribe it again for me.
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