Diabetes Medication "Must Knows."

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-07-21 10:13:45 -0500
Started 2012-07-19 14:50:50 -0500

You should know if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

If you have type 1, you must take insulin.

If you have type 2, you may take a pill instead of or along with insulin.

Below is a list of the common drugs used to control diabetes, how they
work and the common side effects.
It is important to know the name of the diabetes drug you are taking
and any of the likely side effects.

You should report side effects to your doctor, nurse or diabetes educator. Look at your insulin or pill bottle to see what drug you are taking.


Know your diabetes medications!


6 replies

CJ55 2012-07-21 09:10:28 -0500 Report

Hello Mays, at the moment I am taking U-500 Insulin (comcentrated) and I just started taking Byetta 6 days ago. I cannot take metformin any longer due to having bad kidneys & Liver. I hope you have a wonderful day.. :-)

MAYS 2012-07-21 10:05:59 -0500 Report

These articles concernin diabetes, insulin and weight gains may interest you:





Has your doctor ever considered prescribing you Victoza?
Victoza helps to promote weight loss in diabetics.



Sorry to hear about your liver and your kidneys.
Have a wonderful day, and continue taking very good care of yourself!


CJ55 2012-07-21 10:13:45 -0500 Report

Thank you Mays.. No, I have never heard of Victoza. I just starting seeing this Dr. a few months ago. She has helped me a lot thus far. We are just struggling with the right doses for the insulins. The U-500 was working very well, but, I was waking with BS in the 30's. So it was reduced and Byetta was added. Now they are not low enough. I just spoke to my Dr. a few mins ago, and she adjusted the U-500. Now, it's a waiting game to see how the new doses work. Thanks for the Website, it was very helpful. CJ :-)