I am new to this. I have Type 2. Does anyone take Glimerperide? If so are there side effects with it?

By HWY101 Latest Reply 2012-04-16 22:13:58 -0500
Started 2012-04-09 14:35:11 -0500

I guess I typed the question in wrong place!

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pixsidust 2012-04-15 22:59:47 -0500 Report

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HWY101 2012-04-16 20:36:29 -0500 Report

Again, Thanks . I think I need to learn to be more patient. I was diagnosed last fall and have been so focosed on fixing this illness and finding out all I can about it. Maybe I will just have to accept and adapt my life to dealing with it. So I am going to try real hard to not get angry or whine and face what comes. I have been reading what a lot of you folks have said about the progression of this disease and am starting to realize I am in it for the long haul !

Caroltoo 2012-04-16 22:13:58 -0500 Report

For the long haul, yes; but that doesn't mean it has to continue to get worse. I've been diagnosed for the last 10 years and feel better than I have anytime in the last 20. When you find the right combination of diet, exercise, stress management, and whatever meds you need, you can feel good again.

murmouse 2012-04-14 22:37:35 -0500 Report

I take 1 mg in the evening with dinner. I have found that it helps keep my BS in an acceptable range through the night. If I forget to take it, my fasting BS is significantly elevated the next morning. I haven't experienced any side effects from it and I have been on it almost a year. I think you might have to worry about hypoglycemia when taking it. I've only had one "low" though.

HWY101 2012-04-15 22:38:44 -0500 Report

Thanks so much for the info. I started out on 2 mg and Dr. raised it to 4 mg. i have been on this dosage now for about 4 mos. I have been taking it in the morning and waking up with elevated BS , so I am going to try taking it at night like you do and see if I feel better. Again thank you so much…

murmouse 2012-04-16 08:12:48 -0500 Report

Before you switch, talk to your doctor. There may be a reason he has you taking it in the morning. I take it in conjunction with Metformin and Bydureon and my dosage of Glimepiride is something my doctor monitors very closely. It would be worse for you to experience a low while you are sleeping than wake up with elevate BS i think.

Something that might help with your higher readings in the morning is eat a snack before bed that is high protein/low carb like an egg, cheese, or some low fat milk. Many diabetics experience the "dawn phenomenon" and in case you aren't familiiar with it check out this link.


Hope you find a solution that works! Good luck!

jayabee52 2012-04-09 16:43:29 -0500 Report

Howdy 101, WELCOME to Diabetic connect!

I believe I took it at one time but when I changed primary Drs I was taken off it. Don't know why. I looked up the medication and found a multi-page article on it here ~ http://www.medicinenet.com/glimepiride/articl... You'll find the possible side effects on the 2nd page of the article.

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