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hey just got off the syringe and onto the pen, and in the next fey week will be switching from toronto and nph to rovarapid and levimere it should rock

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Actos was responsible for large weight gain for me! Plus, my ankles swelled to the point that I couldn't go upstairs. I've read that a lot of others have gained a lot of weight with Actos, too. Glad I'm off of it and down 40 pounds thereafter.
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I took Precose for quite awhike and it really helped me a lot. I took one with the first bite if food 3x a day! It helped keep my BG from getting too high, but it does have an embarrassing side effect--gas. My doc said it woukd have that side effect, becasue the sugars have to go somewhere. Well, it was really bad for me, being as i work retail. At times I couldn't hardly take steps without "tooting" as I moved. so, I began taking 1 Beano with each Precose and it helped. I still got gas, but not nearly as bad! Beano is spendy to take 3x a day but dh agreed it was worth it! But now that I have made lifestyle changes in my food intake and especially exercise, I don't have to take it anymore..thank goodness! But I do have to say it helped my A1c quite a bit---but exercise helped it more! If you have any other questions about it--feel free to S-mail me. I never met anybody else taking it either.
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I haven't seen anyone mention precose... I'm taking precose 25 mg/1x daily. I was just diagnosed (T2) about 2 weeks ago, so I'm starting out low and seeing what works. Anyone have any experience with precose?

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I haven't seen anyone mention precose... I'm taking precose 25 mg/1x daily. I was just diagnosed (T2) about 2 weeks ago, so I'm starting out low and seeing what works. Anyone have any experience with precose?

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I have been taking Metformin XL for about a year now (2000mg) at night, 20mg Glyburide ER in the morn and was taking 50mg of Precose (generic for Acarbose) before each meal. I was not eating the way I should and doing NO exercise. My a1c went from 9 down to 7.7 by adding a little walking (but not regular). Now after joining sp and walking daily (usually 2-3 miles, ocassionally more) my a1c just came back at 6.7 and I have gone from having reg bs of 130 or more (and I didn't check when it was probably higher) I am now seeing lo 100's (and even some too lo...like in the 50's, after exercising), so my doc took me off the precose and I see her tomorrow and am hoping to descrease more of the meds. I have lost about 16 lbs so far and still moving down. So, you see...just eating right and walking every day CAN make a BIG difference! BTW, when I first tried Glucophage (a form of metformin, I had BAD bm problems too and stopped taking it! So, I was afraid to try the metformin, but my doc started me low and slowly increased it. She also said that the ER or XL (extended release or extended length) is easier to handle too, because your med level stays constant instead of going up and down. With the regular one my bm's would start to adjust and then forget to take it (ADD) and when I restarted the probs would start all over again...and even worse. So, if you are having problems...try the XR and start w/ 1 tab and work your way up.

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Valerie - I'm sorry you're having high blood glucose readings. Best advice I found to get my numbers down when I was initially diagnosed was from members of the Usenet group alt-support-diabetes. The following address may be of help to you in learning ways to get your numbers down:

http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/Newl
yDiagnosed.htm

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Hi, My fasting blood glucose levels have been high in the mornings and before meals, well if you call 130-140 high. The doctor and I are "toying" with putting me on a low dose oral medicine until I loose more weight. My last A1C was 6.9 very high for me, Had another last friday and will get that this Friday. So can anyone tell me what is a low dose oral medication the I can take until I've lost another 30 pounds? Or better, tell me what to do to get my numbers down to under 120?
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I'm on glyburide, and I do take iron tablets... but, I've been on iron tablets most of my life so it has nothing to do with the glyburide in my case. I've always been anemic.

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RUTHPAULETTE Posts: 21
8/1/07 12:05 A

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thanks for the reply, parisblue and others. anybody else on glyburide? paulette

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Paris, I think your need for the iron pills is totally separate from your metformin. I doubt they are related, I've been on diabetes mailing lists for years and I don't think I've heard of any relationship.

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RUTHPAULETTE Posts: 21
7/31/07 12:26 A

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I am not on iron pills, my blood work shows no need and I've been on metformin for 3 yrs. wierd, huh? paulette

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Hello,

I have been on metformin for about 4 years, and was told last week I need to start taking iron tables becauce of my blood work. I know I'm getting older (I'm 43) but do most people on metformin need to take iron tablets also?

 
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7/30/07 2:59 P

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Hello everyone. I appreciate all the med experience. I have been taking metformin for 3 years and now my doc has added glyburide. anybody had experience with those two together? thanks for the great input. paulette

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When I was first diagnosed, nothing tasted good, in fact I was afraid to eat! I lost 50 pounds in no time, I called it scared skinny! lol I really didn't eat until I went to classes to learn how to eat all over again~ I lowered my A1c from 8.3 to 5.4 in 6 months! and it stays about that after 4 years now! I am still on metformin though! Hugs,Verm

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Metformin absolutely helped me lose weight when I was first diagnosed. Of course, cutting out the afternoon candy bars did also. But, I was losing a steady 2 pounds a day for over 10% body weight lost. Put some of it back on but I'm pretty steady right now. When I was taking the Metformin, nothing sounded good to eat so I didn't eat as much.

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My doctor told me, Metformin does help you lose weight, hope it works! Hugs,Verm

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Just wondered... does metformin have a "natural" side effect of weight loss? Yes, I'm counting calories, watching fat contents, counting carbs... exercising routinely. Doing all the right things... even drinking my 8 glasses of water a day (most days even more). BUT... seriously, I've never found weight loss to be so easy before. And of course, I'm still within the first two months so I'm sure my success will slow down eventually. But just wondered if maybe the metformin I'm taking is "helping". Anyone know???

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Byetta is pretty expensive, but your doctor surely knows how to 'talk' to the insurance company so they will pay for it. It's no more expensive than many of the other meds we need to take. As far as the shots, just about everybody (even the most needle-phobic ones) say after they've done it a few times that it's really a non-issue. The needles are so small, that most of the time you literally can't feel it. And as far as the weight loss, it does help you feel full faster, but you need to pay attention while you are eating. But if you don't notice that you're full, you keep on eating (old habits die hard). That is when you are more likely to feel stomach distress, because you are too full. I lost 30 pounds in the first 6 weeks on byetta, but I was counting calories on my own. I pretty much stayed the same for the next year and a half, which is a miracle for me, I usually either gain or work-like-the-devil to lose weight. Now that I have started with sparkpeople, I am back to counting calories and am back on my way down. This place is fantastic!

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6/29/07 11:19 P

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is beyetta expensive? my doctor said she would like me to try it to help with weight loss. the insurance company said the other medications would have to not work for me before they would pay. also I am a little squemish about giving myself an injection.

 
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Congratulations on your good luck with Byetta. I too am on it and love it. It seems to 'fix' a lot of little things that insulin alone didn't.

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Hello everyone, just thought I would say hello and let you all know I have been getting wonderful results with Byetta. I am now on just the Byetta with no other meds for my bs. I pray this continues to work this well and the other good thing is my desire to eat all the time has really calmed down. Before lunch today I had a bs of 75. Yea. Just wanted to let you all know about my results. Love and Prayers MyBesMeme

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If memory serves, too much fat in the diet while taking metformin can cause the digestive upset mentioned.

Edited by: SARAH548 at: 6/28/2007 (19:27)
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Seattle,

Here's a thought about the metformin...

Several of my friends and many of you on here talk about the effects of metformin... gassy... loose bms... etc. The first week I was on metformin I too suffered the same thing but then my doc put me on iron tablets because my iron was low. I'm only taking one iron tablet a day (OTC cuz its less expensive). BUT... one side effect of iron is constipation. Now that I'm taking metformin AND the iron... I'm more regular than I have ever been.

Have you had your iron tested? If its low you might reconsider the metformin while taking iron????

Just a thought... talk to your doctor.

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Hey, y'all. I have a question about making "drastic" diet/exercise changes and Lantus adjustment over on the Insulin Dependent thread.

I've never been on Byetta or Avandia so I can't be much help on those topics. Currently I do 42 IU Lantus at 9 PM, 10 IU Lantus at 6 AM and 1/2 Glyburide (?? MG) 1/2-hour before dinner.

I tried Metformin for 2 years and I had horrific diarrhea (5-6 times/day) and recurring nausea the whole time. It never got any better so we finally gave up on it two and 1/2 years ago. I know that Metformin is highly recommended, but constant "squishy tummy" is unlivable!

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Hi Susie,
I actually tried the "off-label" use of Byetta as well. I was taking it with lantus and amaryl (no metformin). I know it causes nausea that people get used to over time, but I tried it for two weeks and had vomitting every day. That obviously leads to weight loss, but not the right way! Currently my BS levels are pretty good (HbA1c is 6.2), and I think adding the novolog with meals (when necessary) has really helped. I may talk to my doc and see if I reduced the Lantus if I could take the Byetta again. Thanks for your advice! -Melanie

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Hello everyone, I had been on Actosmet for the last year or so my md put me on Byetta and I had been taking both together, I ran out of the oral med, for the last three days I have only been on the Byetta. My bs was better on that than they have been taking both. My md ok'd it so I hope and pray it contiues to work well. This is a dreadful,horrible disease. I pray that they will find a cure soon but for now we have to do the best we can. Eat right and exercise and pray for the best.Love and Prayers MyBestMeMe

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Melanie, I have taken Byetta with insulin for almost 2 years now. I'm taking it 'off-label'. The Byetta people can't recommend taking the two together only because they haven't tested them together. They are not saying you can't take them together, they are only saying they haven't tested them together, so they can't legally recommend it. I'm very happy with my Byetta and my humalog. And my doctor is very happy with my blood test results. I lost 30 pounds when I first started taking it, and then have remained pretty much stable since then. Joining Sparkpeople is helping me a great deal to get control of my eating again. Insulin is the 'hunger hormone' I was hungry all the time when I was on it alone, too. I just re-read your letter and see that you are also on Avandia...that also contributes to weight gain. I hope you'll reconsider the Byetta. Susie

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Hello Everyone,
I'm new to SP and new to this group, but unfortunately not new to diabetes. I was diagnosed about five years ago as a type "1.5" because of having PCOS/metabolic syndrome. I know there has been a lot in the news about avandia, but I have been on it for a number of years, and was originally placed on it because it was supposed to cause less edema than actos. Bestmeme, I would say whatever you decide about actos, I would consult with your doc and reduce gradually because that drug stays in your system longer than some of the other diabetes drugs. Plus, even if you were to switch to metformin or glucotrol, avandia and actos have a different mechanism of action from that class of drugs, so they may not be as effective.

I have some questions for you guys. I take avandia, lantus, and novolog (1 unit per 15g carbs). Before I was diagnosed I had actually lost quite a bit of weight, but since starting drugs, have consistently been gaining. I've tried lower carb diets, but my BS levels drop too low. I usually try to stay below 100g carb per day, so I'm not taking too much novolog, but I've noticed that taking insulin makes me feel hungry almost all day. I need to insulin to stay normal (HbA1C is now down to 6.2 from 10!), but it doesn't help with the weight loss! I just started here at SP (did weight watchers before without success), so does anyone have tips on how to manage the insulin and hunger? I know Byetta helps, tried it briefly, but could not take it with insulin. Any advice would be great!

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Bestmeme,
When I took Byetta I also took Metformin. I thought the Byetta website said it should be taken with a glucophage or something. The actos was making me gain weight. I personally had to stop the Byetta because it was spiking my blood pressure about 2 hours after taking it. I didn't have much weight loss either. Most people tolerate it well and seem to lose the weight. I just had to be different. I personally would suggest you ask your doctor if you can try just the Metformin and not the Actosplus. I am not a doctor I am just speaking from experience. Best of luck and keep us posted.
Martha

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Hello everyone. I think I'v found the site I have been looking for. HELP, HELP I see you all talking about Actos,I have been on Actosmet for about one year and I am gaining and swelling in my extremeties like crazy. My dr. seems to act like it is no big deal but to me it is. I already weigh over 300 lbs.I have high blood pressure,arthritis. and fibromyalgia. He has put me on an injection med. named Byetta. It is suppse to help you not want to eat as much. It is working well and my blood sugar is excellent. I want to stop the Actosmet. My husband takes metaformin and he says stop it on your on and see if it gets better. Any suggetions? I have been diabetic a little over a year. This morning my blood sugar was 89. After lunch(2hrs) it was 89. Like I said if I can get off this I want to. Did you just stop suddenly or gradually. Please let me know. I think I would loose more without it but I want to do what is best for me.Please email me or send a message. Love and Prayers,Bestmeme. emoticon

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It has been a while since I have posted on this board. My last doc visit my numbers were all fairly good with my a1c at 6.5 and my fasting at 120. My doc had me on Actosplus Metformin and I was just gaining weight. So I stopped the Actosplus myself and went back to just 1500mg Metformin a day. He doesn't want to see me back for 6 months. I am concerned about the recent weight gain. He was a little concerned but not overly. Any suggestions? I am quite disheartened.

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Thank you Barbie !!

I am not just off the ACTOS but I am off the GLUCOPHAGE XL that I was on too but it's just that I got off the ACTOS just recently.

YES ... I am very happy !!

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emoticon emoticon That is so exciting to get off one of your meds. I am soo happy for you!

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I am sorry that I did not get back sooner but I had a lot going on this morning ...

So, what is my good news ?

1. Well, the 1st is that I got through my daughter's graduation without taking in to many sweets & so I had my WILLPOWER on HIGH & so I did well.

2. I kept a house of visitors under contol & had ah lot of fun with my daughter's friends too.

3. I had my BLOOD WORK DONE back on the 29th of May it was for my A1C TEST and that usually runs 5.5 an then for the first time in a very long time I had a reading of ... 5.3 & so that made me very happy and the best part of all the news is that ...

I AM NO LONGER TAKING ACTOS !!

I am only taking my Glucovance ... 2 x's day which is at breakfast & dinner time so I am thrilled and, so that my friends is all my good news !!

So, take care and see you all soon !!



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GOOOOD MORNING FRIENDS ... I wanted to make a apperance here before you all sent out the troups to look for me ... It's been a busy month { MAY } for me but I am happy to say that ... I got through it & with some wonderful news to share too.

So, once I get my husband off to work in the next 1/2 hour I will return to share some news. So, the best news is { with my new picture } so check it & my other's out in my profile page. So, see you soon !!

Hugs, Karen

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Low... no not really. But they are considerably lower than I normally run. After a few more days of watching it, it does seem that I start getting the headaches when my BS drops down below 160... Makes since I guess... seeing as I've been running in the mid 300s. I guess my body just isn't used to those lower numbers yet. I'm trying to be patient with it. Thanks for responding Sandra.

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Barbie,
I am having the same problem with some bruising at the injection site. I do my abdomen, I don't know why it happens some times but not others. I thought it might have something to do with wearing a belt vs. the days when i wear looser clothing. Otherwise I have no clue why it's happening.

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My doctor called last week, since I was coming in on Tuesday, I waited until then to discuss. turns out she was calling to take me off of the Avandia. She has taken all of her patients off of Avandia. When I had researched it last year, I knew that congestive heart failure was a potential. She said that now the evidence points to causing heart attacks vs. making existing conditions worse. She said she is not comfortable keeping her patients on the medication. She switched me to Actos. Thank goodness, my mom has been worrying about it since the news picked it up the last few weeks...

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Re: headaches and glyburide: Are you having any low blood sugars? Headaches for me are often a symptom of low blood sugar, sometimes with the actual event but more frequently following a low blood sugar. Glyburide does function to increase insulin secretion and carries the risk of lows... keep track of you sugars especially if you ever have times of not feeling normal.

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Bruising is normal and bound to happen as much as we inject - periodically you may hit a blood vessel, may or may not bleed a little at the time of injection, but the accumulation of blood under the skin results in the discoloration. It will turn ugly colors and eventually back to normal just like bruises anywhere else. Not a big deal, but talk to your doctor if you experience other reactions like redness, itching, or rash.

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Am going to have my 3-month a1c test tomorrow. I've got fingers crossed that I meet my target. Will also see (hopefully) why I still can't get control of my FBS and why my blood glucose readings are suddenly consistently *higher* with exercise, independent of when I exercise! All I'm taking is metformin and I've never had a problem with it, so I'm stumped!

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You know I have a question about staying on the same level of meds also. Last visit to my eye doctor (a MD), he queried whether or not I could decrease my dosage. I started on 500mg Metformin twice a day but went to 100mg after the first couple of months. My sugar in the mornings is always between 95 and 120 and my A1C is 5.4. Guess I need to ask primary care physician about chance of reducing. Would love to have room to grow the dosage when I really need it but don't want to blow the control I now have on my levels.

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Has anyone tried Januvea, it's a new med on the market. I need some info from anyone here who has taken it. My doctor has switched me from insulin to the new pill, but it's not having the sucess with my morning numbers that I'm accustomed to. GRRRRRR!

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I am not familiar with either of the medications that you are on. But keep track of how you are feeling with the increase. It doesn't matter if it is one of the known side effects as our bodies all react differently. If the headaches are any worse as you increase the meds there could be a connection.

I am on Avandia, Glucotrol, and Byetta. Has anyone that has used Byetta experienced bruising at the injection site? Just curious because although it doesn't happen with each injection I have had some major bruised here and there.

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I was diagnosed two weeks ago. My doctor started me out on 5 mg of glyburide once daily and asked me to come back after 1 week. After the one week there was very little change in my sugar levels (still mid 300s) so she started me on metformin. I'm supposed to take 1 a day for 1 week, then 2 a day for 1 week... etc until I reach 4 a day. tomorrow I start taking 2 a day. But I've noticed a big difference in my sugar levels this week... I wonder if 4 a day will be neccassary???? I've been having headaches everyday since starting the glyburide, I questioned my doctor about this and she states that headaches aren't one of the known side effects. Does anyone else experience this?

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I am on metformin 1000mg x2 a day, amaryl, and synthroid for slow thyroid. I was on byetta, but blood sugars were still high, even with diet, so dr took me off byetta, and put me on Lantus insulin 2 weeks ago...Blood sugar was 206 this morning, so it will take some time to find right dosage...I am feeling a little better now, with the insulin... emoticon

 
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I'm on 1000 mg Metformin twice a day. When I was first diagnosed with Type 2 in Nov 2006, I started on 500 twice a day. Had gas in the beginning but loved the cut in my hunger. Lost a lot of weight though. Putting it back on now and thinking it might be because I'm not tracking my food log here. I watched the calorie intake a lot more when logging. I just wish they would also track sugar grams for us.

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Anyone up with the Avandia controversy recently discussed in the news?

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It is so good to read how everyone is doing with their meds. i am now on metformie with byetta 10 mcg. twice a day. and i am going ok. go back in august for more blood work and to see the doctor. need to get some weight off before then so i started eating a little bit healthier and walking. feeling better when i walk. changing to sea salt in my diet has lowered my bp enough that the doctor took me off of my bp meds which by the way cause me to want to eat. good luck to everyone and God bless you. I will keep in touch. emoticon

 
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sueliv, Yes i went thru those classes when i first became a diabetic that was about 12 yrs ago and they really helped me...i became a diabetic when i quit smoking...n0ow trying to get the weight off...but i am sure with all these nice people here we can make it and make better choices also...more exercise is great...

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HELLO, I'M SUELIV AND I'M STILL FAIRLY NEW TO THIS TEAM. I JUST GOT BACK THIS MORNING FROM TAKING MY DIABETES EDUCATION COURSE AND LEARNED A LOT. I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW LITTLE I KNEW AND HOW MANY FALSE IDEAS ARE BEING SPREAD OUT THERE. I AM SO GLAD I DID THIS. I CAN REST ASSURED OF KNOWING THE FACTS OF THIS DISEASE NOW WITHOUT FEELING ALL THE FEAR I WAS EXPERIENCING.

I WAS ABLE TO CHANGE MY FOOD PLAN TO MATCH THE ONE THEY GAVE ME AND ADJUST THE AMOUNTS. THEY WERE VERY EXCITED TO LEARN OF THIS SITE AND EVERYONE TOOK THE INFORMATION ON IT. I HOPE SOME WILL FIND IT AS HELPFUL TO THEM AS IT HAS BEEN FOR ME. GOD BLESS....

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PEGASUS8, I am on byetta and have been for at least 6 months...i have lost some weight but not much but i am not gaining, i just joined this group to see if i can get motivated...i got sick at first with the byetta just mainly alot of gas...but usually don't get it now...i also take lantus at night...i am really going to try and lose this weight, i have so many health problems that the weight needs to come off... and u said there was a site for byetta will try and check it out...thanks for the info

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I am on 2000mg of Metformin and 2.5mg of Glybe twice a day, i just started the Glybe on Monday May 7, any info would be helpful thanks

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5 years ago when I found out I was diabetic she gave me Glucophage XL & I was taking 7 a day yes 7 a day. Finally things were not working so she started me on something called Actos & w/ that we saw some change not much but some change & it was better then insulin shots too. Then she cut down the Glucophage & started me on something called Glucovance and so, I then tried something on my own without telling the DOCTOR & I took myself off the Glucophage XL & kept track of my readings & guess what they were really good so ... with the changing of the Doctors he told me that my readings & AIC which then was 5.5 was really good I did not need all of those pills so he said NO MORE just keep on the Glucovance & Actos & the Actos I HATED because it caused me to GAIN WEIGHT & laides I fought the DOCTOR tooth & nail to let me off the Actos until just this year when I had my yearly check up he told me if my AIC was good then we would see about ... so I had my blood work and guess what it was 5.5 once again so he told me that I could go off of it for 3 months & after that time I am to get checked out again to see how things are going and it seems to be going good so we will see here the end of May what happens & I am praying that I can get off that pill too. So, right now below is my plan ...

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You might want to talk with your physician about taking ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid). My physician has me taking 300 mg a day for neuropathy. It is not a "cure", but many endos and neurologists prescribe it to provide nutritional support to slow down/stop the progression of neuropathy. I've been taking it about six weeks -- physician told me it will be 4-6 months before seeing change and the dose can increase to 600 mg per day. You want to make certain that the ALA you use is from a very high quality lab to ensure effectiveness; I gather a lot of ALA in health food stores is less than ideal.

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Hello all,

I would like to thank vermilionclay for writing me, It is people like you on this site that keep us going. You wrote just at the right time, I was really feeling low, I have lost 81 lbs so far and then I just stopped because of my eating. My son is in the hospital and things got more than I could stand. So thanks again.

I am taking neurontin 400's three times a day, for the pain in my feet from lower back pain and diabetes. I would really like to get off this medicine but it works so good for the pain, it coats the nerve endings so they do not cause pain. but I can sure tell when I forget a pill the pain is more than I can stand. What I want to know is, is there anything natural that I can take instead of this, like a herb or something that would stop the nerves from causing pain. real pain.I would much rather take something natural then man made. Thanks for listening and I hope that one of you on this site could help me. Thanks again.

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I am all set on the Byetta. So far my sugars have not been any better but I will give it time.

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Hon! Hope all went good for you on the Insurance Co. Let us know? Hugs,Verm

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Well I was supposed to start 10mcg of Byetta this week but when I went to pick it up Friday night the insurance company wouldn't pay for it. That was at 6PM so I couldn't reach my doctor. Oh well, I will call on Monday. Barbie

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They are raising my Byetta injection from 5mcg to 10mcg today. I have lost only a few pounds in 6 weeks but that is good because I haven't lost weight before this. I did have a bit of nausea when I first started but now I only get it occasionally and it is not very much of a problem. Barbie

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I am in my 4th week of byetta and have lost 12lbs.First time I can remember I actaully feel satisfied after I eat. I sometimes cannot finish my measured portions. And my BGis coming down..not where it needs to be yet,but much better.

They say the nausea does eventually go away for most. I have not had too much. there is a good byetta blog community here:

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I am also on byetta going on my second week. I have lost 2 lbs and 3 inches. It makes me very mauseous so I eat just enough to keep me going. Does this sick feeling ever go away and how long does it take?

 
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SLDEEMS, I have not been on the Byetta for very long but I have lost a bit. Before that it seemed all I did was gain. The Byetta made me feel slightly sick in my stomach when I first gave myself the shot until I ate. Then I would feel fine. This has passed so it doesn't bother me at all anymore. They will probably increase me from 5 mcg. to 10 mcg. towards the end of this month. It is working well when I eat the way I should be.

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Fefe, I agree with you, I've had two medications cut down since I have been losing weight, I've had conversations with my dr. and her goal is to get me eventually off of all meds if I can be consistent with lifestyle changes. Problem is that, until I demonstrated a willingness to make lifestyle changes, her only real treatment option for me was to keep playing with medications to try and delay the inevitable.

Good job with you and your husband, glad to hear that he is off medications and was able to lose the weight, that is quite an accomplishment!


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Barbie, how do you like taking the Byetta, and has it helped lose weight or caused weight gain?

Metformin actually helps with weight loss, but from what I understand, glipizide and Avandia and some others cause weight gain. I go in the Friday for blood test, then next week for dr. visit, I've asked to be switched off of Glipizide and on to Byetta. Hoping that helps me with weight loss.

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Well I can say this,

Going on medications is not for everybody. Sometimes I think the medical community is in alliance with these pharmeceutical companies. How can you explain the side effects on some of the meds as being weight gain, when they tell you to lose weight to get the diabetes under control. It's kind of useless if you ask me. My A1C was at a 7 at my last Dr visit & that was down from 7.5 previously. So I am going to do this with no meds. I have changed the way I eat & Im very conscious about the carbs that I eat & how much of them I have. I know some dr.s will tell you that you can never come off the medication once started, but Im here to tell you that's a lie as well. My husband was morbidly obese & was on a sliding scale of insulin years ago. Things didnt look too bright for him. He lost 215 Lbs & now he's on no meds for diabetes or high blood pressure. So if you take these diseases seriously, it can be controlled with no medicines. So I wont let anybody tell me what I NEED to do in order to be alright. Cause contrary to popular belief, we are all on this road together, but everybody's situation is different. So with your dr.s advise & your knowing how to take care of yourself is the real solution to us taking this thing by the neck & regaining control of our lives. Im finished writing my book.
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Going on meds. that will raise my sugar level. The only problem is a visting nurse will adminster it here at home. Last time I was admitted to hospital and surgar went over 300 at times and needed insulin. I am afraid it will go up again and this time I will be at home. Any suggests would be helpful. Thanks Annie emoticon

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Hi I was on Glipizide for about 3 weeks. It did not work for me at all I had real highs and lows of blood sugar. My doctor put me on Januvia and it has worked very well..I think anyway. I will find out on Friday, April 20 when I have my 3 month blood sugar test. Being at 14 when I should be between 6-7 was a major problem but I am hopeful it is working. I feel really great and feel very positive. AND I am losing weight..another reason I am happy to be on it. I was diagnosed with Type 2 in January. The only dowfall with Januvia is it is very expensive and some insurances don't cover it for you unless you have taken 2 other medications and they haven't worked. It is new and there is no generic for it. I was lucky my Doctor wrote a letter to my insurance company and got me a "medication step override" I still pay $50 for the month but it sure beats the close to $200 it would have cost. Anyone having trouble with their insurance company should definitely ask your doctor to speak with your insurance company. Good luck to everyone no matter what meds they are on!!Just be sure to take them!! emoticon

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I am on avandia, glucotrol, and two Byetta injections daily.

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I've been on Junvia for a little over a month because my sugars were out of control - it has been a miracle -my morning blood sugar is the lowest it's been in years!


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hi there, i am just looking at a site on that Januvia..looks good...if my trials of not taking my avandia don't work out..i think i'll ask the doctor about Januvia..the avandia is causing weight gain and that med says it does not..now there's a plus

i also like that it won't bring your sugars too low..i feel like avandia just keeps lowering them..but i could be wrong..going to docs this week and will inquire more.

good luck on it!...please keep undates on how it is working for you..i am really really interested!

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Hello,

I am just starting on Januvia. I would love to hear from anyone else who has given this new drug a try.




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I am type 2 and I take Metformin and it seems to make me lose weight! Hugs,Verm
ps,Let us know what your A1C is, mine is 5.4

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I am type 2 and stated on Metformin. Then I went to Byetta but it started spiking my blood pressure about 1.5 hours after taking. Now I am on Actosplus Metformin. And I am not losing any weight. It is very disheartening. I go for A1C next week and the doc the following week for my 3 mos. check. Has anyone had any luck with an oral med that did not make you gain weight? If so, which one. Thanks!

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emoticon Hugs,Verm

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My doc put me on JANUVIA instead of prandin.
I have had no adverse effects so far.
Anybody else on Januvia?

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I took prandin for a while. What I liked about it was that I didn't put weight on with it unlike with gluconorm. I was taking metformin and prandin. In my case insulin works better to keep the sugars under tighter control.

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Hello,
You may want to visit-
http://www.prandin.com/
In clinical trials, the most common adverse events leading to discontinuation of PRANDIN® therapy were hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and related symptoms. The most common other side effects reported were cold- and flu-like symptoms, headache, diarrhea, joint ache, and back pain.



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My doctor just prescribed Prandin for me. Anyone have any knowledge (side effects, weight gain/loss), etc.?

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks


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HERE'S A BOARD FOR YOU TO DISCUSS ALL DIABETIC MEDICATIONS OLD AND NEW.

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