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12/11/16 1:33 P

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And it's expensive (Januvia).

Edited by: LOISRS at: 12/11/2016 (13:33)
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12/5/16 10:15 P

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There is a book readily available, Diabetes for Dummies, that has some good basic info too... I got a copy from the library and found it pretty useful when I was first starting out...

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
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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Don't give up...all medications must be fine-tuned to fit your needs. We are in this together !. emoticon

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11/27/16 2:17 A

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Diet and exercise are do-able as a treatment plan, but it takes being rigorously strict with yourself. Your body doesn't take days off, y'know what I mean? LOL

I was on glyburide when first diagnosed. It worked really well and I had no side effects. I went off it after a few months of taking it and careful eating and exercise, and that "honeymoon period" lasted for a bit more than two years before I needed any medication again.

I couldn't take metformin either, got toxic really quick~ thought I was pregnant, throwing up constantly! The different doctors I had tried just about everything including an injected medication called Byetta... that one put me in the emergency room! I had high hopes for it too, it helps a lot of people with weight loss as well...

You do need to consult with your doctor, there's a lot of other things out there you can try.
Personally? I hated feeling like a guinea pig so when I had a new specialist suggest insulin...I was nervous about it but it turned out to be the best thing ever!

With insulin, you can adjust to accomodate your level of activity, when you over-eat, or when you drop low simply by adjusting your dose as you go. You are taught how to do that. With a pill, you swallow it and that's what you're stuck with.

The shots aren't any where near as bad as I thought they'd be, in fact they are quite easy...and my life is so much nicer now. It doesn't make you nauseous or give you nightmares or diarrhea or any of those other side effects. It just lowers your blood sugar.
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Thank you all for the good advice. I will check out that blood sugar 101 website. I feel so lost in all of this. I'm between 110-130's before I eat and the 150s are after I eat. I can't really exercise like I need to. I was doing great, had lost weight and had a really good workout routine going and had my diet under control and then I got plantar fasciitis and a swollen knee, it has put me down and my numbers started going up.
I did find an elderly lady on TV, who comes on in the mornings, I could do some of her exercises and last knight I managed to go for a short walk. I felt so, so bad.
The metphormin gave me severe abdominal cramps, shortness of breath, lower hands and legs felt heavy, and I got very lethargic, and that happened three days after I was on it.

Thank you all for your help. I feel better having a little info. I'm going to bloodsugar101 now. Thanks. emoticon
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Januvia did nothing for my numbers. I hope you get things relsoved.

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Definitely consult with your physician, there may be something else that you can be put on that won't cause side effects that extreme. I know with me, it was a try & see with various meds to find something that would work on my BS & that I wasn't having allergic issues with.

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If I'm remembering right, I think my husband had diarrhea from Metformin until he started taking it with food. Taking it with food helped.

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Have to agree w/Hyegeek – that sounds like something to talk with your health care practitioner about! Also agree totally w/her on Metformin. I was on it for about 2 wks. before things settled down.

Yes, for sure, anytime the blood sugar is above 140 there is damage being done to your arteries, veins and nerves, so you really do need to be sure you have the blood sugars under control.

Have you got an exercise regime going? That is crucial.

Have you adjusted your diet? Also crucial.

It’s like a 3-legged stool . . . the keys to blood sugar control are plenty of exercise (AND SLEEP), proper nutrition and taking the medications as directed – and talking to your health care providers if you’re having problems.

Do you keep a food journal? That helped me make the connection between my diet and my blood sugars, so if something really affected my blood sugar, I eliminated it.

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That certainly sounds like something to talk to your doctor about.

What kind of allergic reaction did you have to metformin? Many people take a bit of time to get used to it. Have you read the bloodsugar101 website? It has a lot of good information on what the various diabetes drugs do and what you can expect. It also has good information on how to keep your blood sugars in check.

Speaking of keeping them in check, when are you seeing those 130s to 150s? If that is two hours after a meal, you may not be doing as well as you think. Do you test to find the highest your sugars get or do you test (the way most of us are taught to) two hours after a meal? What were your sugars before the meal? What is your fasting sugars in the morning?

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Hey, I'm new. I'm pre-diabetic and I've been working on my #s. I've gotten my blood sugar down into 130's and 150's. Occasionally when I'm bad it's 190, but this is not where I need help.
Before the holidays my doctor put me on Januvia 100mg so my sugar wouldn't loose control. I tried Metphormin (or however you spell it) and I'm bad allergic. Yet ever since being on Januvia I've had terrible nightmares, can't sleep, and hurt all over. Is this normal, and if not does anyone recommend a pill that a highly sensitive to medication person can take.

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