big momma 10
By big momma 10 Latest Reply 2011-09-17 10:22:35 -0500
Started 2011-09-14 08:42:35 -0500

Last week my Doctor started me on two new med to help with my sugar numbers,(they was all over the place).the 1st one is Sitagliptin Phosphate to take every day with lunch, the other one is Pravastatin, I take at bed time. this one is use to fight bad cholesterol, i dont have it. but you can use it to help lower your blood sugar. Have anyone here at DC taking this meds before. what was your experince with them?

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big momma 10
big momma 10 2011-09-17 10:20:48 -0500 Report

Hi family. I am good. my cholesterol nub isn't high, I think what happen is that my primary doctor took me off metformin but didn't say to do in case my sugar ran high and, he didnt say how to or what to do with the 35unit of insulin. Like if I should divide it or what. So now I am taking the med and I have had ok number. My sleep study went very good and I will be fitted with a small mask. so how is everyone? Have a bless weekend!

Arethia Cowden
Arethia Cowden 2011-09-14 14:10:45 -0500 Report

Never taken them, I hope they work for you. Please keep us posted on your progress on lowering your blood sugars. Which numbers are high your fasting or after you eat? Could it be what your eating or the time of day your eating it? Did your doctor try increasing your insulin or just started you on the new meds?

realsis77 2011-09-14 13:52:36 -0500 Report

Hi. I've taken the pill but it did NOTHING at all for me and I was running 300 to 400 on them. Thank God my doctor switched me to insulin and now I'm under great control!

MEGriff1950 2011-09-14 10:10:00 -0500 Report

I took Pravastatin for years, it pretty much did nothing for me. When I went to Omega 3 fish oil, Flaxseed oil (an Omega 6) and Borage Oil (an Omega 9) my cholesterol dropped by 100. If I would stop eating bacon and butter that would get better. My numbers used to be all over the place too until I attended a diabetes education class where I received a meal plan that was suited to my lifestyle and specific needs. I also learned why I needed to eat 3 meals a day. That was hard for me as I was a one meal a day person. Within a month I was not only in control but dropped insulin. Education and local support groups are great tools to help you get on track.

big momma 10
big momma 10 2011-09-17 10:22:35 -0500 Report

Yeah, Now I have to do this all over again like I am a baby(LOL) Good for you I will be seening my doctor in a feww week.

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