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Diabetes (type 2) Medication Suggestions?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2011
  • 11:34 AM

I've been diabetic for about 2 and a half years now and we still cannot get me on a a good medication. We started with Metformin, which work ok, but I had the worst side effects from it. Tried it in small doses, spacing it out, time release but still had side effects I could not tolerate.

Next was Byetta. I was tolerating it ok, but hated doing the injections. It also was not bringing my sugars down very much.

On to Duetact. Worked ok, but made me gain 25 lbs in 1 month! Already being overweight, that was just going to make things worse so I had to stop that medication.

Now I am on Glimeperide which is not causing any side effects, but it is also not working very well. My blood sugars are still in the high 200's to low 300's.

I have been really careful with my diet and have been seeing a diabetic nutritionist so I'm really frustrated that my sugars are still high.

I REALLY don't want to have to take insulin. And if possible do not want another injectable medication so I thought I'd post here and see if anyone has any other suggestions for me.

Anything in particular that worked well for you without causing too many side effects? I was reading about Victoza, but it's fairly new and it's also an injectable med. I just want to get my sugars under control! Sick of being thirsty, peeing all the time and having the blurred vision!


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  • I was given Sulfonylureas. It worked well for few days, but after a period of time it was not controlling my BS. So doctors started insulin for me. You can have a try. But make sure you consult your doctor before doing any change in medication.
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  • Type 2 Diabetic is a such a condition in which body cannot control glucose level in blood.It is also known as non insulin dependent diabetics because in this condition body cannot make insulin or gives response to insulin.
    sophiasmith941 2 Replies
    • November 23, 2011
    • 08:19 AM
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  • Diabetes Mellitus refers to the decreased function of pancreas and the insulin reactions which are caused by hereditary factors, disordered immunity, infections with microorganism and toxins, and mental factors, etc. Consequently, the metabolism of glucose, protein, fat, water and electrolyte are abnormal. In clinic, Diabetes is characterized as high blood glucose, and excessive urine, excessive thirsty and appetite, loss of weight will also appear in typical cases. When blood glucose is out of control, kidneys, eyes and feet will always have pathological changes as well and they are difficult to treat.Diabetes is called Silent Killer in western countries. The morbidity of Diabetes is so high especially among those people who are older than 40. Once getting Diabetes, lifespan will decrease consequently, and there will be many kinds of complications. If one has Diabetes, he may suffer a lot from the disease, that is, he must be thirsty very often, get awake in the night many times for urination, be hungry yet when having enough food, lose weight obviously and want to sleep all the time. He may feel malaise in the whole body. When he can feel some symptoms clearly, the disease has already deteriorated a lot, and the complications are hiding everywhere in the body. Among all the complications lead by Diabetes, kidney disease, retina disease and neurological disorder occur the most often, and they are called The Top Three Complications of Diabetes. 80% of people with Diabetes will suffer from these diseases when they have Diabetes for more than 20 years. What's more, when one gets Diabetes, his immunity will become weak and is likely to catch a cold, have pneumonia and other diseases aroused by inflammation.
    pkdcn2897 11 Replies
    • December 22, 2011
    • 08:58 AM
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