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T2 & Januvia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Oct 24. 4 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…Continue

Tags: Januvia

blood work BEFORE the check-up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Jul 28. 23 Replies

I'm T2, with good control. With my six-month check-up looming, I called to schedule my bloodwork for the week prior to the appointment. The receptionist told me that the practice no longer schedules…Continue

Tags: lab, a1c, timing, tests, blood

weight loss & improved control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Feb 9. 37 Replies

I am a 52-year-old woman, T2, carrying about 20 lbs above the suggested "healthy" BMI. I'm relatively content at my weight, but imagine greater health & confidence if I dropped 10+ pounds. Have…Continue

Tags: LADA, weight, loss

celebrating fall!

Started Oct 20, 2013 0 Replies

Fall has arrived in full force in the Midwest. I'm savoring the season AND taking care of my diabetes. Enjoying the foliage on bike rides, canoe trips,& hiking. Radicchio, cauliflower, &…Continue

Tags: soup, fall

 

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Deborah replied to Deborah's discussion 'T2 & Januvia'
"Thanks all for the thoughtful response. I'm working on a referral for an endo. And you have given me some good questions to ask."
Oct 24
Brian (bsc) replied to Deborah's discussion 'T2 & Januvia'
"I have to be honest. The most effective medication for T2 is metformin. On average it can reduce you A1c perhaps 1%. After that, the rest of the medications are less effective. And in the scope of things, the GLP-1 drugs like Betta, Victoza and…"
Oct 22
Dave replied to Deborah's discussion 'T2 & Januvia'
"I agree with Christopher. A daily low dose of one of the long-acting analogs (Lantus, Levemir) would be a far better alternative. Discuss it with your doctor. I suspect his/her biggest concern is going to be hypoglycemia -- you'll have to take…"
Oct 22
Christopher replied to Deborah's discussion 'T2 & Januvia'
"Hi Deborah: When I was originally misdiagnosed as a T2 I tried Januvia for a brief period and it did an excellent job of squeezing extra performance out of the beta cells I had left. However, your A1c going from 6.5% to 7.5% translates to average BG…"
Oct 22
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T2 & Januvia

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 see an endocrinologist?See More
Oct 22
Deborah liked MaximJ's discussion Went Low Carb but Have Higher Hba1c, so Frustrating
Aug 18
Deborah replied to Jen's discussion 'Gum recession'
"I've had some gum recession for years. Since my diabetes dx, I try to be yet more careful with my dental care. I now floss 2x/day, use listerine, and an electric toothbrush. Recession seems to have stopped in the past year."
Aug 12
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I am concerned that Zander and Zoe have medical people who do not understand HIPPA. Please review this page (or just look up "HIPPA access to medical records":…"
Jul 28
Deborah replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"Here's the response from the practice regarding my second request for pre-check-up labs: "Due to new insurance coverage, Dr. Thomas has decided to wait until she sees patients before ordering labs. She will contact you after the visit with…"
Jul 28
Dee replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I'm in Toronto, Canada. Each time I'm at the doctor (either my physician or the endo) they give me a requisition for the next time's blood tests, which I keep and then use the week before my next appointment so we can discuss. I…"
Jul 28
uptowngirl replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"When I am at an appointment I always ask for the lab request for the NEXT appointment at that time, therefore I always have it ready when I go to the lab."
Jul 28
Zoe replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I too have always been told the doctor needs to note "copy to patient". They will not give you a copy if that isn't there. It is ridiculous, you should have a right to your own labs, but it seems to be the way things are done in…"
Jul 27
zander replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I am in the US, CT, and have asked the lab more than once and am told they can't send me a copy without doc's permission. With a written order, I just put copy to "patient" no problem. Most now are using electronic orders to lab.…"
Jul 27
funkynassau replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I live in Ontario, Canada and get my A1C blood work done a week or so before my appt."
Jul 27
funkynassau replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"Oh I am with you! I think it's just plain stupid to not want blood work done before a visit to the doctor. I'd be calling again to demand (if you have to get that forceful) a requisition for blood work! I always get it done a week or so…"
Jul 27
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"Zander, if you are in the U.S. you do not need a dr order to get a copy of your test reports. I just ask the receptionist or tech for it and they give me as many copies as I want (for self + other docs). If my tests have to do with another test (cat…"
Jul 27

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July 16, 2010
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Thankfully I loved vegetables and regular exercise before my diagnosis. Thankfully my teenage son has gotten used to the lack of crunchy snacks in the house.

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