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val
03-16-2007, 06:33 AM
Hi Mary,
Yes I am on Metformin, having probs with drowsiness in the afternoon--no idea whats causing it. Memory not much better but the head pains have improved so much with warfarin so at least thats one thing.

MARYCAIN
03-18-2007, 01:28 PM
Val, have you ever been checked for sleep apnea? It seems to be a problem for a lot of us, and can cause you to be really sleepy in the day. Low blood sugar can also cause a mid-afternoon slump, especially if you eat a lot of carbohydrates at lunch.

val
03-18-2007, 01:38 PM
Hi Mary,
Yes I have been checked for sleep apnoea as I have night panic attacks but it was negative thank goodness. I think it might be the diabetes, its still early days so I will give it time
Thanks Val

MARYCAIN
03-18-2007, 01:50 PM
Val, do you have a glycemic index chart or book? It's been really helpful for me in managing my blood sugar. It's an index that "scores" various foods by how much they affect your blood sugar - high glycemic index foods affect your blood sugar much more than low glycemic index foods do. So by picking foods with a lower glycemic index, it helps keep your blood sugar stable. I've been able to go off insulin entirely even though I'm still on prednisone, which really screws my blood sugar up. It's hard for me as a vegan to follow the diet a lot of diabetes counselors in the US recommend, since I don't eat meat, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy or cheese. Using the glycemic index is a lot easier for me than counting exchanges, and my blood sugar stays well-controlled.

val
03-18-2007, 02:04 PM
Hi Mary,
No is the answer. I am on pred too so i guess that doesn't help. Also only just started on warfarin 4 weeks ago. My poor body doesn't know whether its coming on going but i am seeing Diabetic nurse tomorrow.
Will chat to her
Love val