How many perscription pills are there?

By taz062872 Latest Reply 2011-02-09 13:35:10 -0600
Started 2011-02-08 12:14:42 -0600

I just got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes Friday 3 weeks ago.. So far they have put me on metformin which I had a reaction to.. Then last week they put me on a new med called onglyza which I had a reaction to also.. Now my doctor is sending me to an Endocronologist or however you spell it.. I also have hypothyrodism which makes losing weight even harder I am on a thyroid medicine for that.. I am new to the community and am a lil overwhelmed because I have a lot of medical conditions, any advice would surely help..

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theladyiscrazy 2011-02-09 13:35:10 -0600 Report

It can be overwhelming when you are first diagnosed. I am coming up on my one year anniversary for the dx. My meds have changed a couple of times. I also have a few other health issues, plus food allergies. It makes life interesting.

My advise, listen to your body. I found that each person reacts differently to different things. What one may have (even if it is a low GI) another may not. I watched my sugar spike over 300 on a low GI food. So, I personally, do not always adhere to low GI foods, per se. I do know that I have to have adequate protein (lean) and I must consume it with my carbs (even veggies) or my numbers go up. I have to have a certain amount of good fats as well.

I can have pizza (limited amount) but not ice cream. You would think they would both do the same. NOPE not for me. So, listen to your body and what it is telling you. Try, see what you can eat and make note of what sends you over.

I promise it does get easier.

tomecom 2011-02-09 08:16:59 -0600 Report

Taz: the best thing you could do for yourself is to download two free programs that are designed for newly diagnosed diabetics and for those that cannot lose weight.
Both can be downloaded free from Just type the program name in the search box at the top and download them (Diabetes Primer and Desperation Diet).
The Primer will teach you many things about managing diabetes that most veteran diabetics do not know about. Both programs have a glycemic index table in them and explain how to use them in meal planning. Both help you restore vitamin and mineral deficiencies and amino acid deficiencies-VERY IMPORTANT.
You can also email me at small and I will forward other helpful information like a nutritional spreadsheet, and a meal planner.
Good Luck- and don't hesitate to write if you need any help.

Beerlilly 2011-02-08 15:38:58 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family. There are tons of pills out on the market for people with diabetes. When I was first diagnosed the doctor put me Janumet, which is Metformin and Sitagliptin; mix.

kdroberts 2011-02-08 15:14:08 -0600 Report

What type of reaction? There are several pills but they only fall into a few different types. You may find that an injection medication like byetta or insulin is a better option.

CaliKo 2011-02-08 12:32:41 -0600 Report

Greetings and welcome to the community. I'm sorry you are having trouble with the meds. Here's an introduction to diabetic meds, you can also search discussions and news articles for more information.
My best advice is to speak with a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). They are health care professionals with an additional certification in diabetes education. They often teach classes at hospitals and diabetes centers for diabetics and their care givers to learn how to manage their disease. They will teach you about testing your blood glucose, customize a meal plan for your goals, exercise, diabetic medications and more.
Good luck!

taz062872 2011-02-08 15:10:29 -0600 Report

I have already seen a CDE, I have an appt with my first class thur morning.. Ty for the welcome e1 xD.. and ty for the website..

runthe 2011-02-08 12:29:06 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. I know that there are several types of Pills for T2 diabetes.
I tried variou types of pills to. I had a reactions to most of them. Finally I was put on Insulin which works well for me. You will find lots of good advice from this site. Let us know about your progress.

troublemaker27 2011-02-08 15:21:07 -0600 Report

greetings from sacramento,ca this is tori or troublemakerr
here well i'm doing well with my type two diabetics.
i take three pills for mine.
so what's it like in DC?
i haven't been there in my life.
it sounds neat.
do you love the show "Family Guy"?
i love stewie and brian.
nice meeting you bye-tori

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