Wondering about new meds

By mommafish Latest Reply 2011-06-07 04:30:55 -0500
Started 2011-06-06 16:25:35 -0500

Hi everyone I go see the Dr on the 13. Im on metformin 500mg x 2 a day around 100gr of carbs a day. My numbers are in the 120-high 130's fasting and my two hour after eating ar 130-180's. I would like lower readings but not sure how to do that. I was wondering if I should ask the Dr for more met or adding a new med all together? Ive been on meds since april, so dont know if i need time for met to start working or what. I know you guys arent Dr's but most of u have been at this awhile and know so much more then i do so I trust ur advice
thanks guys

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appealstome 2011-06-07 04:30:55 -0500 Report

Are you taking Metformin or Metformin ER? I started with generic Metformin and nothing changed. Endo switched me to brand Metformin ER and it worked like a charm. One thing I have noticed on Met ER is if I eat a slice of pizza or cup of whole wheat pasta my reading is over 200 afterwards. So I believe limiting carbs is important. When my brother in law went on low carb diet, he lost 40 lbs and taken off medication.

Copperchef 2011-06-06 20:54:08 -0500 Report

My numbers ran in the 140's as a regular thing, then I got prescribed Victoza. Within 5 days, my numbers started to come down. I have now been on it for 8 months and my numbers run 109 in the morning and peek to about 130 about an hour after meals. I am not hungry all the time which has helped me lose weight.
I have a great Endo. He has worked with me from the start and my GP has also gotten onboard by expanding his knowledge of the disease.
If you need to, ask your Doctor to refer you to a good Endocrinologist. They are the specialists in pancreatic, thyroid and all other glandular diseases. Mine made a big difference in my disease. Also, ask about any classes that maybe offered at the hospital he practices at. Often time, the hospital offers these classes for free. Can't hurt to ask, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

mommafish 2011-06-06 21:15:01 -0500 Report

Ive asked about a endo and classes was told no endo in my clinic and they dont have diabetes classes. I go to a diabetic clinic and its a joke they are the ones telling my 180 is fine after eating. My GP is a little better when i told her i cant bring my numbers down with 45-50 carbs a meal she was fine with me going to 100 per day.Ill have to look in to Victoza do u take it with meformin or alone?

Copperchef 2011-06-06 21:44:29 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear that, so we will just have to take things into our own hands. It is important to remember that you need to eat a good protein with the carbs, but I have a website and cookbooks that I have been using with great success.
I love his cookbook and there are lots of other recipes on the website.
Stay in touch here also. Great ideas, stories and help.
My trouble came from cooking, after retiring from one career, I started a second as a chef. I literaly ate my self into my situation. I have since retired from that one also, but now I am working on shedding the consequences of my over indulgence.
Victoza, I take 1.8mg once a day, with 500 mg. of metformin twice a day.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-06 17:15:41 -0500 Report

Same story here. Oral medications didn't do it for me. I've been on insulin about a year now. There is that period of adjustment while you and your doctor figure what is just right for you. If your doctor agrees, you will see that thus could make a huge difference.

mommafish 2011-06-06 21:18:40 -0500 Report

MY GP said she wouldnt give me insulin till my numbers run over 200 a week in a row. I would love to find something that works for me I guess i'll just have to ask it cant hurt…

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-06 20:32:38 -0500 Report

Ditto: My doctor had to increase me to 5 a day when I first started. But I am now able to get by on 4 a day. I take the same dosage Metformin 500. It is working good now.

realsis77 2011-06-06 16:53:48 -0500 Report

I couldn't control my blood sugar with pills alone. I needed insulin added. I take two different insulins now and my bs is running great now! Before I was frusterated because I was running 300 to 400 on pills. If you are running high it might help to get a dose increase or perhaps something else added to the treatment plan. I'm so glad I did. I no longer struggle with high numbers! Good luck and God bless

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