T2 medications to try

Janet Webster
By Janet Webster Latest Reply 2010-05-17 20:40:05 -0500
Started 2010-05-15 16:01:56 -0500

My Doctor has put me on Metformin and Glipizide along with Byetta injections to control my appetite, I am doing great, my A1C was only 6.7 from 8 something before. Glipizid helped me alot. Anyone else on it?


5 replies

Dennis1963
Dennis1963 2010-05-15 19:56:35 -0500 Report

Hello Janet,
I also am prescribed Metformin HCL 500 mg, twice a day.

Janet Webster
Janet Webster 2010-05-17 19:56:43 -0500 Report

I started out that way, Metformin twice aday like you but as years went by ,my diabetes got worse, especially in the winter time when I am not as active. I guess if I would have ate healthy every day then I wouldn't have had to go on Glipizide too, but I like to let loose and enjoy life once in awhile, I get carried away and I gain too much weight, oh well, maybe if I try harder this next winter, I won't, good luck on your Metformin Dennis1963

Roy531
Roy531 2010-05-15 17:25:47 -0500 Report

I take 2.5 in the morning and 2.5 at supper time my last A1C was 5.8 in fact the last 3 were the same. Glipizide is the only meds I take for my diabetes. When I was first diagnosd it was 8 something. I also walk a lot it helps bring down the readings.

Janet Webster
Janet Webster 2010-05-17 19:59:21 -0500 Report

wow, that's great. My Doctor put me on Metformin because she said it will help me loose weight too and it did and I don't have any bad side effects from it either, I am so glad, it is cheap also. Good luck on Glipizide, it is a wonderful medicine, take care of yourself Roy531, thanks for replying to my discussion

Roy531
Roy531 2010-05-17 20:40:05 -0500 Report

I didn't have any trouble losing weight, I think I lost about 85 pounds, quit smoking about the same time as I was diagnosed. Some people told me I would gain weight with glipizide but I never did.