By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-02-11 11:55:00 -0600
Started 2012-02-08 08:23:16 -0600

Is it true that it cause heart problem? Are u taking it ? I do.

3 replies

sushiMan 2012-02-10 00:58:08 -0600 Report

You're not taking any med? You probably not a diabetic just confuse

jayabee52 2012-02-11 11:55:00 -0600 Report

I have been a Person With Diabetes (PWD) for something like 16 + years and used to run Blood Glucose (BG) readings of 300 + . Sadly, I think I qualify.
I manage my BG levels without any diabetes meds simply through what I eat and don't eat, and whatever exercise I am able to do. There are several I know on this website who manage their BGs the same way — without diabetes meds.

I have maintained my BG levels at or close to the "normal" range, (when I deviate from my meal plan I do pay with higher BG levels) My latest A1c was 5.5, and I have lost about 65 lbs since I started on my little experement in Feb 2011.

If you think my eating plan might be helpful to you, just request and I will be happy to share what I have done.

jayabee52 2012-02-08 10:34:56 -0600 Report

No I do not take ANY diabetes medication to manage my BG levels. Here is a list of possible side effects of Glipizide ~

"What are the possible side effects of glipizide (Glucotrol)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is the most common side effect of glipizide. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, trouble concentrating, confusion, or seizure (convulsions). Watch for signs of low blood sugar. Carry a piece of non-dietetic hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar.

Stop taking glipizide and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

•easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums), feeling tired or short of breath, rapid heart rate;
•pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion; or
•throbbing headache, severe nausea and vomiting, fast or pounding heartbeats, sweating or thirst, feeling like you might pass out.
Less serious side effects may include:

•nausea, stomach pain;
•diarrhea, constipation;
•dizziness, drowsiness; or
•skin rash, redness, or itching.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088." Heart problems are not noted in the above list. from ~

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