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    T2 & Januvia

    Started by Deborah in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Brian (bsc) 1 minute ago. 3 Replies

    I had controlled my T2 for a few years on a lower carb diet, regular exercise & Metformin. My A1C recently went up from 6.5 to 7.5. My internist wants me to add Januvia.What are your experiences with Januvia? Should I try this? Should I first…Continue

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepts filing of new drug application for empagliflozin/metformin fixed-dose combination

    Started by Diabetes News and Interest in Diabetes News Forum 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn., and INDIANAPOLIS, October 21, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the filing of a New Drug Application (NDA) for empagliflozin plus immediate-release metformin hydrochloride fixed-dose combination, an…Continue

    Low Carb Food- Your FAV?

    Started by 1DebY in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Sandy 1 hour ago. 81 Replies

    Cheese has to be most high on my list. What is yours?Continue

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