Andy - Interview 04- Diabetes Type 2
Age at interview: 52
Age at diagnosis: 52
Brief outline: Andy has chronic pain as well as diabetes which was diagnosed six months ago. His medication includes Avandamet [rosiglitazone + metformin], simvastatin, Xenical, perindopril, amlodipine and doxazosin.
Background: Andy is a supply manager in IT and is married with two adult children (twins aged 24). Ethnic background/Nationality' White British.
- Age at interview:
- Age at diagnosis:
- Andy is a supply manager in IT and is married with two adult children (twins aged 24). Ethnic background/Nationality' White British.
So I'm seeing my GP. So we spend four months stabilising me and getting me on to the tablets that I'm now on. We tried metformin and gliclazide and I was up and down like this, my blood sugar was all over the place, it just wasn't stable. One minute I was 10 point something, the next I was 3 point something. And there was no relationship to the type of food I'd been eating, it was just, it was all over the place.
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