Methods of treatment

By Sirish Latest Reply 2009-12-19 17:27:18 -0600
Started 2009-12-18 00:10:50 -0600

Can anyone please tell me what are the medicines that can treat diabetes ?

42 replies

rankearl 2009-12-19 10:26:59 -0600 Report

wow i always seem to have to get busy when all the good talk starts i still need to know how to put picutres on i found a really good picure of lacie/ my cow lab i want to share happy hoildays thanks for the lol lol hugs julie

salmanda 2009-12-19 10:34:06 -0600 Report

If your picture is already "in" your computer, you can go to your profile and click on the word photos just above your information. It will take you to the upload page. Then just follow the instructions. Basically, you have to browse for the picture on your computer which just means to go to your picture files and select the photo you want. Then just click upload. Good luck! :)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-18 20:22:14 -0600 Report

I think that we just covered, very well, one of the treatments of diabetis, LAUGHTER! This whole site built me up for another day in this world! Yeah!! Keep the laughter rolling, we will scare that old D away——-PR

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-18 20:33:05 -0600 Report

You know what the Bible says, laughter is like a good medicine!!!! And, I truly believe that.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-18 20:35:26 -0600 Report

Ditto, me too! You reckon its time to check on my pumpkin pies? Mrs Smith did her job, now it is up to me to NOT burn them, as usual!! Sigh——haha—PR

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-18 20:34:14 -0600 Report

You guys are wonderful. I love you all…

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2009-12-19 12:12:41 -0600 Report

One of my favorite quotes: "Laughter is God's hand on the shoulder of a troubled world."

And a friend of mine calls laughter "internal jogging." So it HAS to be good for us!

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-18 13:34:40 -0600 Report

I suggest that you discuss this with your doctor, as there are many medications to treat diabetes. And are you a type 1 or type 2 diabetic?

rankearl 2009-12-18 15:10:17 -0600 Report

sue you need to get a new picture people are getting jealous your beauty is taking there breath away im jealous cause i cant fiqure out how to get a picture on there probalby wait tell after christmas il have some new ones to pick from then hugs julie

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-18 15:20:36 -0600 Report

Ain't she purty???? I am who I am, I am sure that I must have been a beauty at some point too, I just blinked and missed it! Even when I was born, my mom said that I had one inch fuzz clear down to my eyebrows, my ears rolled over, they had to tape them into place, a big red mark between my eyes—-looked like a little monkey, or a big one at 8 lbs 13 oz! Ha_PR

Deb-G 2009-12-18 15:26:32 -0600 Report

I dont care what you say Pat…your beautiful! in all ways…again i'm laughing…and now my little dog is giving me looks! hahahaha

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-18 15:32:10 -0600 Report

Your little dog too? It is funny, when my hubby lets our Corky in, she immediately just comes around the corner to where I am typing away, muzzles me, or is it nuzzle???? then lies down, patiently!! Smart Dog!! {R

Deb-G 2009-12-18 15:39:40 -0600 Report

Yeah she's only little in my eyes…she's a 70 lb English Bulldog…but she's so sweet! :) I'm a lover of all dogs…and animals…but especially dogs…I have a big dog I adopted as well..she's a rotty/pit/lab mix and is our protector and my blood sugar checker…she knows when i'm low…it always amazes me! They are smart! Smarter then us i think LOL

Deb-G 2009-12-18 20:00:02 -0600 Report

Richard!! Hush!!…My Bully is Beautiful! lol…I think there is a picture of her in my profile…I'm going to friend you so you can look!…Then tell me she is not beautiful LOL

Deb-G 2009-12-18 20:09:06 -0600 Report

Thx Sue!…and I'm just giving Richard a hard time lol…I think the doggy in his pic. was a rotty anyway…LOL…

Frankly I wish I weighed 70 pounds! hahahaha! ;)

Deb-G 2009-12-18 20:17:59 -0600 Report

110??? Jeez I think my butt weighs that all by itself LOL…nah not really…but it feels like it sometimes LOL

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-18 20:10:26 -0600 Report

I have a Bichon Frishe. I had two, but I couldn't take care of both of them. They were just too much for me. So, Isabella's sister, Franchesca lives right next door to her. I gave Frannie to my next door neighbor. So now they can have play dates with each other. And, somtimes when we go out of town, my next door neighbor will keep Bella for me, and they have a great time together. and I don't have a clue what this has to do with Methods of Treatment of diabetes. LOL

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-18 20:17:38 -0600 Report

We are women and can stray from the subject of diabetis, I think, it just shows how well rounded we are! Sometimes, literally! ha—Wish I weighed just a bit over 70#—-I am happy to have gotten from 235 to 206, only tons to go! Sigh—-PR

Deb-G 2009-12-18 20:20:38 -0600 Report

Women multitask…even in conversation! haha…Funny Sue cause my Bully is "BELLA"! I am not telling my weight…I'm not far off from where i'd like to be but seems we are never happy lol

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-18 20:33:44 -0600 Report

Of course you ALL are so prcecious!! You know that laughter is the best, if not, only medicine!! PR

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-18 17:31:14 -0600 Report

Pat, you are so funny. You are a beautiful woman. You have such a wonderful sense of humour! You always make me laugh! Hugs, Sue

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-18 17:25:46 -0600 Report

Julie, you are so sweet. Thank you for the compliment. I don't have a lot of pictures of myself to choose from. I think my little granddaughter caught this shot with the computer cam. Most of the pictures that I have on my pc right now is of my daughters, and grandchildren.

Deb-G 2009-12-18 09:08:20 -0600 Report

There's something like 6 different "classes" of medications used to treat diabetes…each working differently and offering different solutions…as well as several types of insulin used…

Under every class of medication is a list of many drug possiblities…so we're talking alot of medications, alot of different actions, and alot of ways to mix and match what you need…

Your doc would be the best to determine what needs you have…but know there are many many options for each of us personnally…

Remember too that drugs have interactions, and also contraindications if other conditions exist…So let a Doc decide for you because it can be serious how it reacts, or you react…its not like taking an aspirin :-/ Be careful :)

The Doctor can find your perfect mix :)

kdroberts 2009-12-18 05:59:09 -0600 Report

I posted this in another thread but it should give you some basic info. It will all depend on what your type is, what your goals are and where your problems are. Also, which country you are in may play a part. Updated with a few more than I didn't put in the first time round.

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed pill. It reduces the amount of sugar stored and released by the liver and helps with insulin sensitivity a little.

Avandia and Actos help with insulin sensitivity but can also cause weight gain and avandia has (sketchily) been shown to cause heart problems.

Starlix and Prandin stimulate insulin production in a short period of time so you take them when eating. They seem to be the safest of the newer drugs and have not shown to cause weight gain.

Byetta is an injection that helps with insulin production and weight loss but has had some problems with it's safety profile recently.

Symlin is an injection that helps slow down stomach emptying and inhibits the liver from releasing sugar when it doesn't need to. It may help with weight loss but is generally prescribed in combination with insulin rather than on it's own.

Januvia and Onglyza are pills that does similar things to byetta but have a very dubious safety profile. They are weight neutral.

Glipizide, glyburide and glimiperide stimulate insulin production for roughly 24 hours. They have been around for years but can cause weight gain.

Glyset and precose are pills that will slow down stomach emptying and carbohydrate absorption. A lot of people have nasty GI side effects, not dangerous but uncomfortable, from them.

Then there are combo pills. Avandmet (avandia/metformin), Actosplusmet (actos/metformin), glucovance (glyburide/metformin), Avandaryl (avandia/glimepiride), Duact (actos/glimepiride), Metaglip (glipizide/metformin), Prandimet (prandin/metformin) and janumet (januvia/metformin).

You also have various forms of insulin, roughly speaking regular, NPH, mealtime and basal. There are mixes of some of these as well. You have to talk to your doctor about what your goals, lifestyle and problems are and go from there.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-18 18:42:38 -0600 Report

Kd, I can only speak for myself, and I just want you to know that I appreciate so much you taking the time to do all of this research, and sharing all of this valuable information with us. Thank you so much. You are one in a million! Your friend, Sue T.

Elrond 2009-12-18 00:25:21 -0600 Report

As a generalized answer, the most common medication used for type 2 is metformen. When I was first diagnosed back in the early 80's, I was treated with micronase. For type 1, various types of insulin are usually required. In nearly every case, careful diet and exercise control is a 'must'. There are many other medications and types of treatment available. See your health care professional for recommendations.

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