I have type 2 ? about a few meds / supplements

By Michjsp23 Latest Reply 2013-07-15 13:32:04 -0500
Started 2013-07-12 19:21:52 -0500

OK I am a Type 2 - and wanting to know if anyone knows about the drug Januvia? if you have used it , if it works well, what type of side effects you may have had?

Also looking for anyone that may have tried Cinnamon or Chromium, What milligrams and did it work have you seen changes taking them ??

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puffy7 2013-07-15 11:15:02 -0500 Report

I am also type 2. I started out with Metformin. I kept dropping very low readings. My doctor decreased the dosage. I still kept dropping. I'm on Januvia now. My readings are always great. I also take 500 m. of cinnamon daily. My levels never were very high and its going on two years - they are still the same. My energy level seems to have increased. I also saw the post about Januvia and cancer. I am worried about it. I'm going to talk to my endoc. about it when I go back.

Roxyincontrol 2013-07-15 02:59:29 -0500 Report

I started out on Metformin and only took it for 4 days before I started loosing my vision. I am now taking chromium picolinate 200 mg 1 time at lunch and I have maintained 100 BS levels… I got mine at the vitamin shop by Twin Labs

snuggles11 2013-07-12 23:15:45 -0500 Report

I started on the cinnamon tablets maybe two weeks and honestly I have not noticed any change I don't think it's making my blood sugar go up or I don't think it's maintaining my blood sugar because I'm bouncing high and going not real low below Taking it twice a day with a meal
The cinnamon extract is 500 mg
I bought today Fenugreek seed 610 mg three times a day And I'm going to try this
Please check with your doctor before you try anything!
I see my doctor on Tuesday so I have not taken it yet until I talk to my doctor
Because I believe Tuesday they're gonna do a1c
So I wanted to do the A-1 C and then I will start taking that Herb!

Michjsp23 2013-07-14 18:51:33 -0500 Report

Thanks for the in put Tammy :) I am not on anything for my sugar right now Dr took me off Glucophage 1000 mg 2 a day because my kidney functions were high now all back to normal and Dr want to put me back on Glucophage I don't want too want to try something different…Med has too many side effects not out weighting the good…

Doorhandle 2013-07-12 20:39:38 -0500 Report

Last year one of my many doctors prescribed this drug to me. It really didn't help me. I also was taking metformin,glipizide and actos. Now I'm able to control my blood sugars better with my small dose of glipizide and 7 units of insulin.

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