By Bertlette Latest Reply 2009-08-29 19:58:12 -0500
Started 2009-08-29 14:25:15 -0500

Well I'm writing to you all for a little advice, I decided to stop taking my Humunlin R, because it does nothing to help bring down my b/s, I also take Metformin which I like taking it because it helps me, my aunt was talking to me about Glyburide and she suggested that I talk about it with my doctor, hopefully he would prescribe Glyburide for me. She swears by it and I trust her, but I would like to here from my Diabetic Connect family out there, if someone is taking Glyburide please give me your thoughts about this pill, I want to know the good, bad, and the ugly.

Thank You Dearly,
Bertlette Ramsey

4 replies

kdroberts 2009-08-29 19:58:12 -0500 Report

The first thing you should do is evaluate why the insulin is not giving you the results you want. Is it because you are eating to many carbs? Not enough carbs? Stressed? Is it expired? Has it got too hot? Is the dose right? Plus many other things. Chances are with a number of those questions you would have the same problem with glyburide.

Glyburide is a good but powerful and potentially dangerous drug. It's also cheap and been around for a very long time and is widely studied. It's a good drug if used right but as with all drugs and insulin, it can only do so much and you have to help them.

caragypsy 2009-08-29 18:07:16 -0500 Report

I take Metformin 850 mgs twice a day and Glyburide 5 mgs twice a day. My blood sugers are good and few to no problems now. Cara

Harlen 2009-08-29 17:21:43 -0500 Report

Yes you need to research this a lot more
I wasnt on it,To menny side affects
I was on lantus and that didnt work for me oa all.Every one is difrent
good luck

hbkunkel 2009-08-29 16:05:30 -0500 Report

First and foremost talk with your doctor about your decision to take yourself off the Humunlin R. I was on a Glyburide but had more sugar lows. The doctor also told me that over a long period of time that it can play havoc with your liver. You need to research it more carefully online.

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