New Drug for type 2 diabetes just released.

By re1ndeer Latest Reply 2011-06-17 10:49:53 -0500
Started 2011-05-02 15:32:00 -0500

Just saw on the FDA website a new drug that has been approved for people with type 2 diabetes.

Here is the article :

14 replies

julyanne 2011-06-17 10:49:53 -0500 Report

tryed that already lol lots of chinise are diabetic also mayme I should just refrain from eating lol LEDs for type 2 are geared for heavier people it works for those with more Faron the body;)

julyanne 2011-06-16 21:27:50 -0500 Report

I have used every drug out there and none seem to work tried the new tradjenta did not work i get very discouraged i am 5ft 6/7 i weigh 150/155 this crap makes me ravenous i take novolin lantus ameryl and onglyza my sugars run high ( and yes i cheat ) but i am hungry alll the time ( the drugs make ya hungry)and fat lol i try to exercise reg bike walk swim . i also take blood pressure pills and yup insulin raises blood pressure . there are days i just feel like yelling uncle lol but after reading this page i feel like wow i am not alone yahoo

GabbyPA 2011-06-17 07:54:36 -0500 Report

It looks like the only thing you have not tired is Chineese medicine. Maybe you should give that a go. You never know. I have been contemplating it for a while now, just need to get the funds up to go. Acupuncture scares me a little, but I hear it is pretty painless.

Musashi1953 2011-06-13 20:29:09 -0500 Report

What is the method of control. Another Pancreas killing Med is NOT needed.
Blood Sugar control IS NOT the disease!!! Only drugs that increase utilization of Sugar and Inslin should be developed and marketed.

Kestrel Windhawk
Kestrel Windhawk 2011-06-05 08:08:40 -0500 Report

My husband was diagnosed at 16 mo - insulin dependent about 3 yr after it came on the market. The common knowledge was "give 'em all they want, They can always eat sugar." His dr. disagreed - 6 tiny shots a day. He wasn't expected to libe past 6, died at 36 not diabetic related. This new stuff sounds wonderful - IF IT WORKS AS ADVERTISED. After 14 years of dealing w/doctors who think they know know how the person feel better than the person does, I withhold judgement until it's been on the market long enough to get a large database of interactions, instead of just a test group,

joanne denison
joanne denison 2011-06-04 09:33:44 -0500 Report

In a Medicaid survey of 200,000+ patients taking Avandia, Actos and Onglyza,it was found that patients had 30 to 40% increased risk of heat attack or stroke. It supposedly decreases blood sugar by 10 pts avg. What's the point? And type 2 diabetes does NOT mean your body produces too little insulin. In most cases your body is producing too much and the cells are resistant and actually starving. They have been bombarded for too many years with excessive toxins and sugars and have become "resistant" to your junk diet.
BTW, Crystal Lite pure, on a fasting blood glucose test, has consistently shown 20 to 25 plus points drop in blood sugar. You can do this test yourself. Be sure to get the "pure" type. The older Nutrasweet type toxic. Truvia seems to have that effect on fasting blood sugar, so why don't they prescribe that?
There are other natural substances that drop blood sugar also that are not harmful at all, so why don't doctors mention those and you can try them yourself at home with your BG meter? Isn't that the reason why people have them? Sheesh.

pattroyka58 2011-06-04 13:44:51 -0500 Report

I was beginning to wonder why I'm using the stupid meter and poking twice a day. The results get checked once every three months, and regardless what my BG meter says, they still only do med changes by the A1C they take at the office.
I believe I'll try your suggestions. What's the harm? I like them, they make sense, and I always feel more empowered when I can do something myself, rather than be part of the herd at some office.

Dog Dan
Dog Dan 2011-05-07 18:38:47 -0500 Report

I have had swelling in my feet and legs, sometimes my pants would be titer on my legs and I had trouble getting my pants off. I have been in real pain for over 5 years. Sometime I would be bed ridden. One day on the internet I read the side effects of Landis a 24 hour insulin that I was taking and I had every symptom and more. About 4 weeks ago I quit Landis most of my swelling is gone and the pain is down to the point I can walk and work for a hour.

pattroyka58 2011-06-04 13:51:31 -0500 Report

Some of my best "medical discoveries" have been made through trial and error on myself. What went beyond for my back, knee and ankle problem was switching to deck shoes - that's right, no support, no heel, no "roll bar"… I'd been having foot, ankle, knee, back problems for several years, was sent to a podiatrist, he prescribed special shoes and orthotics. Everything he did made the problem worse. Recently I read "Born to Run" (ha, I could hardly walk and God knows I've hated running all my adult life), and found suggestions and ideas in the book that seemed to make sense. In just a few days wearing flat shoes my pain went away and I can walk the dog again.

jayabee52 2011-05-02 16:10:25 -0500 Report

I pray this is not another diabetes drug fiasco like Avandia which looked promising in small populations, but had bad side effects on many in the general population of PWDs.

The press release said: "The most common side effects of Tradjenta are upper respiratory infection, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, muscle pain, and headache."

I pray my fears are unfounded, and we have a new, well-tolerated tool to combat DMt2

re1ndeer 2011-05-02 17:53:00 -0500 Report

The funny thing is that I was on Avandia, and I believe it gave me AFIB for my heart, but I can't prove it.
I just wanted to post this press release, in case someone out there wanted to talk to their doctor about it.
It's sometimes good to be informed about new things in the world of diabetes.