By SFDiane Latest Reply 2011-10-20 17:03:14 -0500
Started 2011-10-16 14:33:18 -0500

I have just been switched to Januvia after many years on glipizide. At the same time I was diagnosed with kidney disease. I saw the nephrologist for the first time Friday. He opined that instead of taking the 100 mg tablet in whole, I should only take half of one each day. This is a new doc for me so I am still assessing both his skills and our fit. I am disinclined to follow his suggestion, but would be interested in hearing other experiences with kidney disease and Januvia. Many thanks for any feedback you can give me.

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edvel54 2011-10-17 18:28:27 -0500 Report

I was recently diagnosed with kidney disease. My doctor for diabetes thought it was the metformin and took me off of it and put me on Januvia. I had to increase my insulin by 35 units to compensate for the metformin. My nephrologist didn't think my kidney function( or lack of it) had anything to do with the Januvia, he put me on carvedilol 12.5 mg twice daily and cut back on my blood pressure med. I see him again tomorrow to see what my renel ultrasound showed and blood work up was.

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-10-20 17:03:14 -0500 Report

I'm so sorry to hear about you having kidney disease. I wish I could take it away for you. I have always had alot of problems with my kidneys. My doctor is always checking them. I recently started shots for my diabetes. My doctor will probably be checking my kidneys even closer now.