When I was diagnosed with Type II about three years ago I was put on 15 mg of Actos which worked very well in lowering my blood sugar. However, I read it causes weight gain and perhaps may not be…Continue
"I would never take either Actos or Avandia they are very unsafe meds & in fact have warnings on them. Metformin is one of the oldest, safest, cheapest drugs & has many other advantages: helping hearts, cancer & building beta cells. 500…"
"I WOULD OFFER THE FOLLOWING:
Metformin in sufficient dose cuts back liver glucose release.
Actos forces more glucose into body skeletal muscles whne hey are even full. It seems the water retention is greater under actos.
For me I had to give up…"
"Taking your medicine like actos or Metformin TR when having diabetes will depend on your body reaction. It doesn't base for the quality of drug coz other people are well happy with actos while others doesn't."
"My kidney Doctor wanted me off actos.
That is bad drug used to stuff more glucose into cells already topped off. And it will.
Cut carbs diet, exercise more.
I am on 1200 calorie diet and 2 miles walking. I use multiple 500 mg doses spread around…"
"Hello, folks, here's my update. The Actos dosage was increased to 30 mg a couple of months ago, but the numbers were coming down excruciatingly slowly. At the last diabetes clinic last week, the nurse was talking about putting me on 1 shot of…"
"I also take DHEA and CoQ10.
Good for you for NOT taking Actos - it is an AWFUL medicine. Nothing wrong with Metformin - some have side effects but for most it is tried and true.
It is not surprising that the Metformin is not working like the Actos…"
The diabetic nurse put me on to Actos this morning, switching me over from Victoza (which, after a promising start, just didn't do much good). I'm also on 4 Metformin a day, and I've also started taking a large dose of…"
"Well said Cheri. It wasn't my doctor who wanted me off Actos it was ME. I don't think he has a clue about how to treat diabetes but I DARE not say that so I took charge and told him to put me on something else. I also asked for a referral…"
"Good points, Cathy. Unfortunately, I think the answer is the almighty $$$$. Can you imagine the money being made, and the money yet to be made, by keeping us "sick"?
Just look at statins and The Big Lie about lowfat foods, when the real…"
"Kathy, I took actos and gained 29 lbs in 3 months...and I was on a very strict weight loss program, along with a diabetic diet.
I would think that if you aren't getting the numbers you or your doc want, it's time to start again and see…"
I will spending the holidays here in Manila. Then late January my husband and I have to go back home at Oklahoma. It is very nice here. Have you ever visited this country? Im sorry to hear about your brother.
You will meet a lot of type 2's here. Although there are more type 1s here...but the type 2's are around and very active. Im a type 2 myself. If you need information Id love to help =)
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading
El Centro Nacional de Prevención de Enfermedades Crónicas y Promoción de la Salud en el Estados Unidos encontró que a partir de 2002-2009, el 11,8% de los hispanos mayores de 20 años, que viven en los EU, viven con diabetes … Continue Reading