By maryb63 Latest Reply 2009-09-26 13:58:09 -0500
Started 2009-09-15 14:08:26 -0500

i was just reading blood sugar 101 and they didnt seem to happy about the drug onglyza is anyone else on this should i talk to my dr about it and ask to try something else. i more i learn there seems to be more set backs.

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P2putt 2009-09-16 10:50:20 -0500 Report

Please do take the advise given. There may be serious consequences if you don't .As suggested call your Dr. as soon as possible and share your concerns with him. I also agree that Byetta is a safer alternative. Best to you. Pete

kdroberts 2009-09-15 15:03:49 -0500 Report

I agree with the criticism, I feel the same way about Januvia. To approve the use of something that inhibits DPP-4 without requiring study of what inhibiting DPP-4 does to the body is just crazy. It may be nothing but it does seem that DPP-4 helps with many things including inhibiting certain cells becoming cancerous. I would also be wary of Onglyza specifically as anyone on it is essentially part of a mass human trial since it's only been available for maybe a month or so.

If your doctor wants the end result that Januvia and Onglyza will give you then Byetta is probably a better choice.

maryb63 2009-09-15 15:24:54 -0500 Report

can i ask my dr to change my meds at my next visit, im so confused

hbkunkel 2009-09-15 17:51:48 -0500 Report

You should be able to feel free to talk to your doctor about anything. You are not challenging him but trying to do what you feel is best for your own body. I would go in very positively towards your doctor and explain that you have been doing research on the drug and wonder why he has put you on it? Then explain your side (bring articles from the web or the book if you can) and ask him to discuss what you together can do to help get your diabetes under control.

kdroberts 2009-09-15 19:46:11 -0500 Report

I agree with the above, your doctor is your employee not your commander. You can call tomorrow and tell them you are not comfortable with the drug and would like to discuss an alternative. If you feel uncomfortable with something ask them to justify their reasoning. If needed go away and research but ultimately the decision to follow advice is yours and it's the doctors job to give you the right information for you to make that choice. 2009-09-26 12:09:02 -0500 Report

Hi - Do not be reluctant to ask your doctor about your
diabetes…I have been diabetic for over 25 years and
know more about the disease than some of the doctors
I have seen…Be sure and educate yourself. You
have employed the doctor to help you…

maryb63 2009-09-26 12:56:52 -0500 Report

the dr also put me on starlix 120mg 3x aday im hopeing this will help. thank you all for your advise i have also been to see a dietian which i hope helps.

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