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    • #187


      I have type 2 and have successfully controlled it for the past four years. Went for a check the other day and apparently my glucose level is ‘off the scale’ and there was evidence of a liver problem.

      An ultrasound showed no liver problem at all.. perfectly normal. I have been prescribed Gliclazide tablets, told no more driving (due to a combination of tablets) and been given a brand new glucose monitor.

      The thing is, the readings are all coming back normal. Slight peaks, as I would expect, but nothing over an 8.

      Due to this and the erroneous panic over liver damage, what is the possibility of the hospital having mixed my results with those of someone else? I suppose it can happen?

      I have another appt at the end of the week, for BP.. and will ask then but wanted some input from someone who knows please.

    • #189


      If its HBA1C then it sounds like they made a mistake. You cant have wildly uncontrolled diabetes then well controlled diabetes the next day. However a one off test could easily have been a one off. Id ask for another HBA1C now to check

    • #191


      Thanks all. Since the blood test was analyzed by the same hospital which told me I had advanced, terminal cancer with only a very few months to live, I should have realized that yes, they can make mistakes. I had to live with that little gem for three weeks, kids were devastated and then I got a letter saying I was all clear!

      I shall ask for a 2nd blood test on Friday and monitor it closely until then.

    • #193


      @fred99 Yeah, I agree but the problem is I am also on morphine and the combination makes it inadvisable. I will certainly ask for a second opinion before ditching the car altogether but then would also need to talk to insurers who, I am certain, will err on the side of caution.

    • #195


      There are other medications you can take for Type 2, so even if it turns out that you do need tablets now, it doesnt need to mean the end of driving.

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