Some of you will know that I have recently changed my Doctors as I was fed up of being 'Fobbed off' all the time and his lack of interest in my health since my strokes.
My blood sugar levels have been 42 for 2 years which is classed as pre-diabetic. I am convinced this is due to the extra weight gained since the strokes (a stone) and despite eating a healthy diet, regular exercise and twice weekly at the gym, I cannot budge it. I repeatedly asked my old GP for help either by referral to a dietitian or more detailed blood tests to find out why I can't lose weight because I was scared I was at risk of another stroke. He poo hoo'ed the idea and my worst fears came true in Oct when I had my second only this time a TIA. My thyroid is border line and he said didn't warrant me taking medication for it. I take BP tablets, Clopidogrel, Rosuvastatin and Amitriptyline for leg numbness.
Since my first check up at my new practice, I am still 42 which is the lowest end of diabetes but the top end of normal so still pre-diabetic even though I don't touch sugar other than hidden sugar you can't avoid such as in fruit and veg. My cholestrol level has come down from 6.8 to 4.6 in 6 weeks of taking Rosuvastatin so over the moon with that. The good news is that my new GP, who I've yet to see, has enrolled me on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme to help me both to lose weight and bring the sugar count down.
It's a 9 month programme which I start on the 22 Jan. Due to Covid it is virtual at the moment rather than face to fa ce but it's this kind of help I was looking for from my old GP but didn't get. I was wondering if anyone on here has done this course and, if so, how did you get on?