I did not have too good a visit with my doctor last week (4-6-11). I found out that since being off of Avandia, my HA1c has gone up to 7.4 which is not so good. I am still in the controlled range, but just barely. Also because of my weight the doctor wasn't happy. It was like a double whammy and did not make a good impression on him. So he wanted to put me on shots and I said no at first because I hate needles. Then he took a little bit to explain what Victoza is and how it works. It not only stabilizes and controls diabetes, it also helps the patient to lose weight. So I agreed to try it. I started on THursday morning and I take one shot a day. It comes in a handy dandy pen which uses a really fine and short needle which I REALLY like. My diabetes seems to be feeling a little more stable and sturdier than it was a week ago. I do have one drawback. I know get some serious heartburn whenever I eat beef, pork or rice. I have no trouble with fish or chicken or any of the pastas or bread grains. Just beef, pork and rice. Is anybody else on Victoza? Do you get heartburn from certain foods now that you are on it? How does your diabetes feel now that you are on Victoza?
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