Will I have to go on insulin?

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I am Type 2 diabetic and I am on metformin. The last few weeks, my sugar levels have gone very high. My fasting levels are now the same as my levels AFTER eating and after a meal tonight, my levels showed 15.65. I am 61, does these mean I will have to go onto insulin or a higher dosage of metformin?

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    Hi Anne, it depends how much metformin you are on, how it affects you if the Dr does increase it etc. But I would think that you will be put onto some thing like Gliclazide. 
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    A great deal depends upon the result of your most recent HBA1c (haemoglobin) test.

    In any event there are many choices of medication available in the diabetic tool chest without the need to involve injections, not the least of which (as Val says) is Gliclazide.

    If the thought of possibly having to inject yourself is concerning you, then I really wouldn't worry about it too much.

    On the other hand, once all the alternative options have been exhausted, then try to think in terms of all the very young people who have to take injections for T1 Diabetes for all of their lives, and maybe that would help to put things into perspective for you?

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    It's not the thought of injecting myself that bothers me. If that's what I have to do then I accept it. I was just worried about my readings suddenly being so high. My diet hasn't changed and I was a little concerned. Many thanks for your replies, it's great to know people take the time to help. I am very grateful.
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