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11/9/16 7:32 A

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the side effects of pills are breathtaking . they can kill or make you feel like a sick dog . the doctor should listen to what you are saying and how you say it makes you feel . I am happy your regular doctor listen to you and took you off this pill FAncyotr.

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11/8/16 8:21 P

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Look up the Jardiance to find out what warnings and side effects are. That is what I do with things. It isn't always all there (like the statin I was once put on never had any warnings about liver problems or your body swelling before except for the professionals to look at). I looked up the Jardiance on and it says not to use it if you have kidney disease. There are other sites that have information, too. Then discuss it with your doctor and what your worries are.

I have found info on things (even on their own website) that the doctors are never told by the pharmaceutical companies. One I got changed to caused my feet and ankles to swell so that I couldn't wear my shoes (wasn't my regular doctor that did that and that guy insisted I keep taking that). I got to my regular doctor and she asked me what I wanted to do and I told her go back to what I was taking. Works just fine unless I don't drink enough.

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11/8/16 11:56 A

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I was on metformin, and ultimately metformin and sitagliptin. At the end of 12 years I was at the maximum of both, and I expected to be on insulin within half a year or so.

Then I found a low carb diet (by accident) an now yet lower (Keto), and I have been off all diabetes medication for 5 and a half years, with normal, OK top end of normal A1c tests.

Food is so critical to good health.


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11/8/16 11:11 A

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Hi, Jodi!
I don't know anything about Jardiance, but I have stage 3A Kidney disease from the diabetes, and there ARE dietary things the doctors don't always know to tell you that can help your creatinine levels before-or with- medications... If you can, ask for a referral to see a renal nutrition specialist, and meanwhile I've sent you an invitation to check out the ESRD team, there is a forum topic called "Renal Diet for Beginners" there that may be beneficial to add to your regimen and help you protect your kidneys. It's pretty basic info, but it helped me a LOT...

I'm glad I checked my email today... hope it helps!
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P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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11/8/16 10:37 A

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I was only on Metformin so can't really answer your question re: Jardiance. BUT I will say type 2 diabetes is essentially an intolerance to carbs (SIMPLE carbs like the "whites" -- white bread, white flour, white rice, white potato, obviously sugar, and processed foods). The trick is to keep your carbs way low (I have about 30 carbs/day. That's just what works for me).

You will get carbs w/veggies and fruits, so that's my main sources of complex carbs. Complex carbs are things like beans, legumes, whole grains (and that we do have to be careful of).

So . . . good luck to you. Are you keeping a food journal? This helped me immensely. I tracked what I ate, when -- even where - and then followed up w/my blood sugars. It helped me get a handle on what my body was happy with or not.

I was on Metformin for approx. 16 mths. and am now completely off meds since May 2011.

Along with the dietary changes were the exercise increases.

Controlling nutrition and getting enough exercise helped me shed excess weight and that controlled my blood sugar.

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11/8/16 9:48 A

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Hi! I was diagnosed with Type 2 back in 11/2014. For the first 6 months I was diligent about doing daily glucose monitoring, etc. Then I lost my insurance benefits and have been in a financial slump ever since, ignoring the diet I should've been following, eating whatever I wanted, falling into a constant state of denial. In September of this year, I went to a free clinic, had labs drawn and the results were a wake up call...A1C of 7.7 (which I was told averaged a glucose level of 174), my weight went up to 208 lbs, in other words, I was a hot mess!

On September 29th, the doctor immediately raised my Metformin doseage to 2000 mg a day, instead of the 1000 that I had been on. (I didn't change the dose because my pharmacy had already filled my old prescription.) She gave me samples of Jardiance to take because my Creatanine levels were off the chart. (Again, I didn't start taking it because I hate meds to begin with and wanted to see if I could change things just by diet and exercise first.)

So, I cut out carbs (if I want carbs, I will have them w/ breakfast....1 slice of bread, 1/2 english muffin, 1 C hash browns, etc.). I made mason jar salads for each day of the week and even would have a "breakfast salad!" Within a week, I woke up one Saturday feeling a little woozy, so when I got to work, I had the RN do a finger stick and was surprised to find it was 108! This was my body regulating back to a normal glucose reading! I continued with this regimine, including going for longer walks with my dog, Last week, I had a follow up and had dropped 9 lbs and my fasting sugar was @ 103!!!! Going for more labs on Friday.

I told the dr. that I had not changed my dosages of the metformin, nor had I started the Jardiance. She really has urged me to take the Jardiance...what I would really like, is to hear from any of you who have been on Jardiance and the pros and cons! I am such a chicken!

Thanking you all in advance! Have a great day and get out and vote! ☺

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