So the Doc prescribes me Metformin 500.
But I’ve heard bad things, stomach ulcers and gastric problems for starters. I ignore the tablets for a week, can’t I just do this on diet alone…..
My BMI is 33 @ 98kgs, according to the NHS guidelines I should weight 75kgs (gulp).
Time for a low carb low GI diet.
I start with meal replacement shakes, USN Diet Whey Protein to be exact, twice a day mixed with skimmed milk.
So I go the doc’s for a shoulder injury, this turns out to be damage to my rotator cuff and a trapped nerve behind my left shoulder blade. In the process he sends me off for a blood test to investigate wether there is any sort of viral blood infection. The results come back a week later and I pop in again for quick chat and to check if the anti-inflammatory tablets are working.
How you feeling he asks ?
Okay but loads of pain still, neck is also stiff and I have stiffness down my left arm now.
Mmmm he murmurs, keep taking the Naproxen and painkillers if you need them.
An uneasy silence, a subtle shift in the seat.
Guess what he says, your Diabetic, type 2
I can hear the tumbleweed rolling by……………..