The Doctor just prescribed Symlin for me and I am looking for information and how people are doing on it. I am type 2 but am having problems regualting my BG. They only time it seems to be under control is if I don't eat carbs. Even Apidra isn't keeping me from high BS. Hoping Symlin will help.
Have been on vacation last week...now I must go..but will email tomorrow and talk to you about symlin...will tell you Symlin is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will give lots of more details later...thank you for your patience with me..
Only thing is symlin caused me to have nausea at first and then every now and then...but only lasted an hour so I drank diet Sprite....but the greatest side effects are weight loss and lowered blood glucose levels...
hope this helps..
I am a T2 who was on Symlin for awhile and I too had trouble with BG control. I was told it will work for some T1s but Byetta might be a better fit. Once I got on Byetta (about 3 years ago) everything clicked. My A1C dropped to 5.9 from 7.4 and my weight dropped too. Check with your medico. It might help you too.
Byetta is indicated for Type 2 diabetics only. That means insurance won't cover it and most doctors probably won't prescribe it. Its mode of action includes things like stimulating higher amounts of insulin release from the pancreas, something that would not be useful at all for a Type 1. That is the primary effect of the drug.
my endo has me on 60 symlin but i am not on insulin. from all i've been reading seemks everyones on insulin. I take metformin 1000 in morn. 1500 pm glimeperide 2mg in am 2 in pm. and she took me off the Januvia. What's with this? Do you think this is odd?
Seeing as how Symlin is intended to "replace" the missing hormone amylin, which is no longer produced due to beta-cell loss, and you're a type 2 who is not on insulin, I think it's very odd. If you're still producing insulin, then you should still be producing amylin so there is no need to replace is in your body. Now, I'm not a doctor so take this with a grain of salt, but I think most folks would agree with that assessment.
I am fairly new on Symlin,while I am a type 1, I have not had the naseau effects some have ahd--and I am up to the 60 dose (max for type 1) with no ill effects--and the results on my high spikes after meals has been fantastic. it also seems to beevening out some of my other bumps, and only bolusing half of my melatime insulin..that may go up a bit at breakfast and dinner and down a bit at lunch time--but don't want to make too many changes too fast..so carefully titrating the insulin dosing
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