i have diabetes

By calvingreen Latest Reply 2008-11-09 11:31:52 -0600
Started 2008-11-07 12:23:12 -0600

i have so many pills i take even for blood pressure too and water pills.will ant of your treatments maybe cause me a problem.

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Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-11-07 21:08:36 -0600 Report

This is an excellent question to ask your doctor. I would then ask the pharmasist, then, I would research everything myself. At the library and on the computer.
To stay on any medication is ultimely up to you.
Just take things one thing at a time. Don't be afraid, things will be okay. I know that it is scary and confusing when you first find out your diabetic. You have came to an excellent community of friends willing to help you out. Your welcome to write me any time if you just need to talk.

Your Friend, Leigh

Audge 2008-11-08 14:42:34 -0600 Report

I hate taking any pills i take altace and lipitor as ace inhibitors i do not even have high blood pressure or high cholesterol but i asked my doctor if i could get off them she said if it were me i would take them soooo i also take synthroid and aspirin multi vitamin when i remember i wish i could go back and try to do everything naturally

kdroberts 2008-11-08 15:37:37 -0600 Report

Your doctor is an adviser, not your governor. You have the choice of taking anything, it's your doctors job to put the plus and minus sides to you in order for you to make the best decision.

caspersmama 2008-11-09 08:19:40 -0600 Report

I just have to comment on that. I think that was bad advice, especially in a newly diagnosed patient that knows nothing about being diabetic. The doctor is there to help them feel better and get there numbers under control. Telling them they have a choice whether to follow the doctors advice. I think you would need to follow your doctors advice until you get your numbers lower then you can discuss options. After you have been a diabetic for awhile, several years do you know what and how you feel after certain things are achieved. I have been diabetic for 15 years and I am just now getting the best control I have ever had following the doctors advice.

kdroberts 2008-11-09 11:15:38 -0600 Report

It didn't come across how I meant it but it's still true. It's the job of the doctor, dietitian and diabetes educator to educate the patient about diabetes and the complications and then explain the treatment options, goals and risks so the patient can make an informed choice. It should be an obvious and easy choice once the doctor has explained everything, but unfortunately a great number spend 2 minutes with the patient, write a script and tell the patient to take it without explaining anything. Blindly following what a doctor/CDE/dietitian says can, and does, cause a lot of problems. I tried i that way and had awful numbers, it was only when I started questioning, researching and making choices about my treatment that I got my numbers under control.

Audge 2008-11-09 11:31:52 -0600 Report

I wanted to let you know that I have had my diabetes since 1988 or 89 so I am not newly diagnosed and the 2 meds I am on are to protect my kidneys and help prevent stroke so that is great but I am sure along with them are also some side effects that might happen later not sure. I have been on them for a while now I am also on the insulin pump for quite a few years too.

kdroberts 2008-11-07 18:06:23 -0600 Report

Any pill may cause a problem. Go to drugs.com and check out the drug interaction checker and then double check with your doctor. Or you could post them here too.

caspersmama 2008-11-07 17:24:40 -0600 Report

Definitely ask your doctor before starting any new treatment. But I also take blood pressure medicine, pain medicine, hormone therapy. 2 diabetes pills and Lyrica for my neuropathy. Plus some new treatments I learned on this site, but I asked my doctor before I tried any of them.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-11-07 12:29:54 -0600 Report

What treatments are you specifically asking about?

It's always best to consult your doctor when you want to try any new treatment.

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