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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17452

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Can anyone recommend a reliable and reasonably accurate blood glucose meter?
1983: Hospitalised with Acute non-A, non-B Hepatitis after ICU blood transfusion 3mths earlier => HCV GT2
22/02/16: (pre-tmt) ALT 61, VL 2.48 IU/ml Hepascore 0.32 (F1/2), fatigue, brain fog, bloating (Treatment Naïve)
10/04/16: (Start tmt) Sofovir +DaclaHep (SOF + DCV) by Hetero Labs in India
09/05/16: ALT 34, VL: NOT Detected :cheer: :) , FBG 11.9 :huh:
17/6/16 FBG 5.7; PPBG (@14.22) 6.9 (@ 20.45) 7.1; BP 124/72
:) (Accu-Chek Mobile & Omron Auto BP Monitor) :)
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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17454

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Thank you Dr Freeman. I will make sure to get a blood test for that.
Blood transfusion in 1992 - Diagnosed in 2007
Tx naive -G1b - F1
VL 2.270.000
ALT 40
Start tx June 4th/2016 with DAAs - Sof/Led from India
Bloods on two weeks of tx (June 18th)
AST 17 - ALT 10 - GGT 19
Virus UND
Bloods on six weeks of tx (July 16th)
AST 17 - ALT 8 - GGT 12
Virus UND
EOT on August 8th (did 9 weeks and 3 days)

SVR 4 Virus UND (September 7th)
AST 13 - ALT 5

SVR 14 Virus UND (November 12th)
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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17456

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Accu-chek is a pretty standard brand.

It's cheapest to get a starter kit that has the lancets, the push button staby jaby ouchy tool, test strips and the meter that reads the strips.

www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/buy/66103/Ac...od-Glucose-Meter-Kit
YMMV
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Thank you Dr Freeman.

As I've already said, my diabetes symptoms have dissipated over the last few weeks, however, doubt has been cast in my mind ... so, it's always better to be safe than be sorry ...

Thanks for your support.

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1983: Hospitalised with Acute non-A, non-B Hepatitis after ICU blood transfusion 3mths earlier => HCV GT2
22/02/16: (pre-tmt) ALT 61, VL 2.48 IU/ml Hepascore 0.32 (F1/2), fatigue, brain fog, bloating (Treatment Naïve)
10/04/16: (Start tmt) Sofovir +DaclaHep (SOF + DCV) by Hetero Labs in India
09/05/16: ALT 34, VL: NOT Detected :cheer: :) , FBG 11.9 :huh:
17/6/16 FBG 5.7; PPBG (@14.22) 6.9 (@ 20.45) 7.1; BP 124/72
:) (Accu-Chek Mobile & Omron Auto BP Monitor) :)
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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17469

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Thank you Doctor Freeman. :+1:
I have been thirsty throughout treatment and thought that was a Sx because quite a few people mentioned it. My fasting blood sugar has always been quite low, around 4.
I'm doing my EOT bloods tomorrow but am pretty sure there won't be a glucose test because the Hep C nurse at RPA said I didn't need to be fasting.
I'll see how the thirst is over the next few weeks as the Harvoni leaves my system.
Genotype 1a
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so

EOT Results
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND

12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Cured baby
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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17500

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Hi all
With anything it's always best to get checked asap
I do have oral thrush, you may too! I have had soooo many chemicals pumped into me over the past few years if this is the last thing to be re-balanced I don't mind! Better than rotted feet from peginf riba ha!

Just finished my GP session

No I don't have diabetes

Ariel
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Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18
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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17522

beaches,
You can't judge blood sugar based on how thirsty you are. Your body can become used to having high blood sugar and the symptoms may decrease.

Some doctors think that the hypoglycemic of today is the diabetic of tomorrow. Because when your blood sugar starts going up, the pancreas works faster to make enough insulin to keep your blood sugar within the normal limit but sometimes it produces too much insulin, which can cause hypoglycemia (like your 4). Eventually, the pancreas might not be able to keep up the fast pace and the blood sugar starts going up and the person becomes a diabetic.

So it's best to get your blood sugar checked.

P.

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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17527

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Random (not fasting)reading 1 hour after a gelato. Normal range. Think I'm ok.
Genotype 1a
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so

EOT Results
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND

12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Cured baby
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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17529

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My reading had milk and a sports drink involved in my fasting lol
Nah no diabetes here either
Must be our ocean lifestyle Beaches ;)
Ariel splashing you from Siberia here get out the steamer time! :evil:
Gen 1a
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18

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Ariel wrote: Must be our ocean lifestyle Beaches ;)
Ariel splashing you from Siberia here get out the steamer time! :evil:


Splashes back from the sewage outlet. At least it's warm. I'll be swimming undeterred tomorrow
Genotype 1a
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so

EOT Results
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND

12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Cured baby
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Beaches you never know what is in the water after last weekend don't catch a fungal infection!!! A certain politician swims near there :evil: ;) :blink: :sick:
Ha! Have a great swim it's pouring here
Ariel
Gen 1a
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Cured SVR12
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
ColonoscopyClear Nov17
LumpectomyClear ‘18
LithotripsyCytoscopyBiopsy 4/18

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Ariel wrote: Beaches you never know what is in the water after last weekend don't catch a fungal infection!!! A certain politician swims near there :evil: ;) :blink: :sick:


Genotype 1a
Diagnosed in 2004, had HCV for all my adult life. Until 2016!!!!
Harvoni treatment, started 19 March 2016
4 week results Bilirubin 12 down from 14 pre treatment,
Gamma 25 down from 52, ALT 19 down from 63, AST 19 down from 47,
VL <15 down from a lazy 6 million or so

EOT Results
Bilirubin 10, GGT 18, ALT 19, AST 21, VL UND

12 Weeks post EOT
Bilirubin 11, GGT 16, ALT 22, AST 20, VL UND
Cured baby
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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17625

The product monograph for Sovaldi (page 12) lists 6% blood sugar >250 (13.9). That's diabetes but they don't list diabetes. It also lists fungal infections (page 10). There are actually quite a few side effects that are not listed on the medication insert.

www.gilead.ca/pdf/ca/sovaldi_pm_english.pdf

Things like palpitations, chest pain, visual impairment, basal cell carcinoma and amaurosis fugax (a transient monocular or binocular vision loss that appears as a "curtain coming down vertically into the field of vision in one eye;"

That sounds just like a detached retina. One of our Vets had a detached retina while on Harvoni.

The Harvoni monograph lists blood sugar >160 (8.9) in 9% for the 8 week group, 10% for the 12 week group and 12% for the 24 week group.
Again, a fasting blood sugar of 160 is diabetes but they don't list diabetes or say whether it resolved.

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Thrush and/or Thirst = Check for diabetes 6 years 3 months ago #17626

You need to do it fasting because it can also tell you if you're insulin resistant.

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I agree it is important that people understand that any drug treatment has some risks attached to it. However to avoid unnecessarily alarming those seeking or undergoing treatment we need to be mindful of how significant those risks are and careful to explain what the actual figures mean.

The "fungal infections" is listed in a group of side effects that are present in less than 3% of trial subjects and in all instances of these trials the Sovaldi was used in combination with Ribavirin +/- Interferon. It may still be applicable to members and guests of this site even if few are using these combinations but there is absolutely no evidence presented in the attached documents to confirm that.

The "6% blood sugar >250 (13.9)" is in one arm of the trials and is at least three times the levels of the other four arms. That particular arm is marked as PBO . So I checked what that meant and page 8 states "71 subjects who received placebo (PBO) for 12 weeks."

Retinal detachment is a known risk associated with Peg/Riba treatment, to the extent that I was required to have an eye exam prior to participation in a clinical trial where I would receive that combination. Do you have any evidence to support its occurrence when using DAAs only?
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24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
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