Introduction and Advice

By Sfhep Latest Reply 2018-06-21 12:51:34 -0500
Started 2018-06-09 22:05:35 -0500

Hello, I am new to this forum and wanted to get some advice. I was diagnosed with T2D about 12 years ago and have been able to control it with diet, exercise, and Janumet until about 2 years ago. My doc put me on Invokana but I couldn't tolerate it so I switched me to an older diabetes medication - Glimepiride. It worked wonders - my A1C went down to 6.1 but I had major low blood sugar events so I went off of it about 9 months ago. My numbers kept going up (now it's 7.4) so I will have to go on another medication so I wonder if anyone has advice on a medication that has few side effects especially one that doesn't have low blood sugar events. I will meet with my doctor next week to discuss a medication. Any advice would really be appreciated. Thanks - Alan

4 replies

MrsCDogg 2018-06-21 12:51:34 -0500 Report

All blood sugar medication has the possible side effect of low blood sugars. It's up to you to keep track of blood sugars and what you eat to prevent that.

suecsdy 2018-06-14 09:08:03 -0500 Report

I don't know, since we're all different in our reactions to diabetes and various meds. I'm using Bydureon with no bad side effects, but Victoza, which is in the same class of drugs gave me horrible gastric distress. I think you need to work with your dr to find the best med for you. My only other experience is with insulin, which was great in helping me get control. Now I'm off it.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-06-12 18:50:16 -0500 Report

Hey Alan, I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Diabetic Connect. I am glad you found your way to supportive community. I am a therapist and not a physician, so I don't have any helpful information for you. But I'm sure you will get some insight into your question from other members. I hope you will stay in touch with us.

Magusrex 2018-06-15 21:17:06 -0500 Report

Why don't you have a selection for type 3c diabetics like me? Also, insulin resistance and or metabolic disorder should be health options as well. Glad to have joined. Interesting threads.