I have a problem, I can't find any medications that work for me without causing harm like metformin did. It gave me diarhrrea and hurt my stomach and gave me elevated liver enzymes. It worked well with controllin my sugar though. The doctor told me I should use insulin but I will gain weight on it. I need to lose the weight not gain more. I hated taking insulin when I was pregnant and alot of times it hurt and I passed out once. I tried actos, januvia, Prandin stopped working after about 1yr, Bydureon once a wk and I couldn't inject that by myself and it really hurt and left a not for weeks in the spot it was injected in. The only thing that worked was insulin but I don't want the weight gain and can't take the pain of injection. If I have no other options insulin pump would probably be better for me. Lately I've been using cinnamon, banaba leaf which worked well with the chromium until it stopped selling in the healthfood store i visited and now I'm taking Garden of Life, Fucothin green coffee bean extract w svetol for diet and discovered by accident that it helped my blood sugar readings when eating within the diabetic food carb range. I get the best glucose readings after exercise regardless of what I take. These supplements are still not enough to keep me satisfied, I want to see perfect readings. If I didn't take anything my reading would be worse. I'm losing weight too slowly and hope this helps my readings eventually. Has anyone ever gone through this? I've been type II for 5 years now and I can't stand this disease and what it does to a person. I can't eat how I want anymore and seen others suffer worse than me and don't want to be a statistic for diabetes.
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