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6/7/18 11:54 P

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Hi everyone.
I did not know about this group, and now I see it is practically not active.
How are you doing? Does Invocana helped to control diabetes type 2? MY Endo suggested to me to take it, but I am allergic to diuretics.

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crash landing back in I have had to start taking it last year...only once a day...now dr want me to take it three times a day. Not too sure about that???

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Yes they are making monies but I would not touchit. yeast, bladder and kidney problems I do not want. it is bad enough to have diabetes.

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I was put on Invokana in May 2014. So far I have not had any bad side effects. I lost about 5 pounds in 5 months without dieting and brought my A1C down from 8.8 to 6.9. Now that I'm dieting (more protein, less carbs) I hope to lose more and bring my A1C down further. I hope to be medication free and control my diabetes through diet only by next summer.

The drug company must be making lots of money on this drug. I keep seeing commercials every day for it.

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I have been on Invokana for 4-5 months now. The literature says that there a a few side effects to watch out for, such as urinary tract infections, and yeast infections (as well as the somewhat more harmful kidney failure, which thankfully I've read is vary rare), but thus far I have had only one side effect. Frequent urination.

Because the drug lowers the threshold your kidneys keep glucose at, you start to expel more calories in your urine. They recommend you drink water more frequently, and I do, and so far so good.

I think in the time I've been on it, I've lost about 30 pounds. Of course that is in addition to all the other changes I had made in my lifestyle in the previous 4 months.

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Actually I took Invokana for about 2 months. My Dr prescribed it for me in late October 2013 & within a couple of weeks I started having symptoms of yeast infections. My dr did tell me this was a possible side effect so I went to see my GYN in December & was prescribed a strong antibiotic. & then in February had to go back & learned the infection had turned into Cellulitis. At that point my GP decided I should discontinue the Invokana which I wasn't thrilled about doing because I was actually losing weight but she feels like the med is what caused my infection. Of course now the weight has returned well at least part of it.

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I was just reading a book published by the Joslin Diabetes Center, and they mention the newer medication Invokana, for Type 2 diabetes. I wondered if anyone here has used Invokana, and if so, what kind of results did you have?

Thanks everyone!

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