METFORMIN AND INSULIN

DIGGYDIGGY
By DIGGYDIGGY Latest Reply 2012-01-14 19:48:04 -0600
Started 2012-01-14 18:52:39 -0600

I HAD A PERFECT AIc WITH METFORMIN AND INSULIN; HOWEVER MY DR. WAS CONCERNED ABOUT MY KIDNEY FUNCTION AND HOW METFORMIN
AFFECTED MY KIDNEYS.
I NOW HAVE REPLACED METFORMIN WITH ONGLYZA AND AM UNABLE TO
MAINTANE A D STICK LOWER THAN 300.

ANY IDEAS OUT THERE?


5 replies

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-01-14 19:08:45 -0600 Report

What is your diet like?

DIGGYDIGGY
DIGGYDIGGY 2012-01-14 19:19:01 -0600 Report

I'M NEVER HUNGRY AND HAVE VERY LITTLE EXERCISE DUE TO CLIMATE AND HEAD-ACHES.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-01-14 19:48:04 -0600 Report

Do you have stomach/digestion issues? This question is triggered by the comment that you are "never hungry" and have headaches.

DIGGYDIGGY
DIGGYDIGGY 2012-01-14 19:17:44 -0600 Report

VERY POOR DIET, MOTHER JUST HAD A GASTRIC BYPASS AND I TRY TO HELP HER.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-01-14 19:31:19 -0600 Report

I may sound like your mother here, but would you mind turning your capital key off? I feel a bit like I'm being yelled at. If it's an eyesight issue for you, I'll turn mine on. Let me know.

OK, here comes the next set of questions:
Are you Type 1 or 2? I'm assuming 2, but the diet is different, so lets be sure.
You are now using onglyza and insulin, am I correct?
Have you seen a diebetic educator?
Do you have a certain number of carbohydrates you are supposed to have per meal?

In general, Type 2's do better when they eat lean meat, fish, eggs, and poultry; lots of green, red, and yellow vegetables; use almond or soy milk; and avoid a few specific foods. Drink lots of water. Coffee and tea are fine also.

Avoid: white bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, all milk, high fat anything, and soda pop, cause these all send your BGs to the moon and back. When you have control of your BGs, you may want to try a few bites from time to time and see how you do then, but to start avoid them.

Do you exercise on a treadmill, bicycle, walk, weights, anything??? If not, start, doing whatever you can. If that's 5 minutes a day to start, just do it and try to work up.

If your mom just had bypass surgery, then she will be eating lots of very small meals. This is actually not a bad thing for you either because portion control is where many of us (me too) who eat sensible diets, still loose our control.

Carol