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Linda G left a comment for cinla8
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES CINLA!!…"
Jul 14, 2013
cinla8 replied to Kristy S's discussion 'Discrimination of Type 2 Diabetics ???'
"I do feel like there is a discrimination. I was over weight when I became diabetic or I should say given the diagnosis. For years (and thin) I had sugar spills in my urine and hypoglycemia. Now that I am in my 50's it is much harder to control…"
Jun 9, 2013
robertmorse replied to cinla8's discussion 'newer medications' in the group Type 2
"Stevie Not sure what you are already on but assuming you already or on metformin you could ask for Victoza? It's an injection but not insulin. Most people will loose a few pounds too."
Mar 29, 2013
cinla8 replied to mary's discussion 'Food is controlling me!' in the group Emotional Support
"I can relate. It is so easy to ignore Diabetes. Keep going to your appointments & reach out for as much support as possible. I was in complete denial for about 6-7 years and ended up with Coronary Artery Disease. I still struggle daily.…"
Mar 7, 2013
cinla8 commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"I will call CVS today and find out. That is where he sent the prescription."
Feb 9, 2013
Brian (bsc) commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"I am just confused. As far as I know, Novolin N only comes in vials, they discontinued the pens a couple years ago. If your doctor doesn't know that, that is not a good sign. I agree with others, it is probably time to see an endo."
Feb 9, 2013
cinla8 commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"I did take Lantis about 2 yrs ago. I think I am going to see an Endo."
Feb 8, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"I would recommend an Endo if you are going to start insulin and who knows he might wish you to try a GLP-1 drug first. I started insulin with a internist and felt I wasn't getting enough information to be successful. I eventually learned what I…"
Feb 8, 2013
cinla8 commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"He is an Internist. I was contemplating seeing an Endochronologist."
Feb 8, 2013
cinla8 and brokenpole are now friends
Feb 8, 2013
brokenpole commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"I am not trying to get into your personal care but is your doctor a family doctor or a diabetes specialist? For a T2 the byetta and the insulin work together. My control improved a lot with the byetta."
Feb 8, 2013
cinla8 commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"Thank you for responding. My Dr will only prescribe the Novoline because my A1C was 8.2. I guess I will have to see what happens."
Feb 8, 2013
brokenpole commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"cinla8 I am in the same boat. I hurt myself playing sports and didn't listen to the doctors and now I am paying the price. I am legally handicapped now and even walking is very painful. I went on lantus and byetta in 2009 and it made a big…"
Feb 8, 2013
cinla8 commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"Just spoke with my Dr and he said the Novolin would better control blood sugar. He was reluctant to prescribe Byetta. I am going to check out the books."
Feb 8, 2013
cinla8 commented on cinla8's blog post 'Newer Type 2 Meds'
"The Novolin he is prescribing is Novolin N Flexpen. A few years ago I was using Lantus and gained weight. I also had extreme lows. I did lower the dosage and it would still happen. I have spinal problems and for exercise I swim and walk. I have been…"
Feb 8, 2013
David (dns) replied to cinla8's discussion 'newer medications' in the group Type 2
"Weight gain on insulin can certainly happen, and does for some people, but it is not automatic. I actually lost weight after starting insulin, because I adjusted my diet accordingly. Insulin brings you closer to the way your body is designed to…"
Feb 8, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
reading experiences from others
Date diagnosed
June 14, 1996
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.2 12/2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots
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I am searching for a Diabetes med which does not cause weight gain. I am currently taking Metformin.

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Newer Type 2 Meds

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 6:15pm 12 Comments

Has anyone tried any of the newer Diabetes drugs that are supposed to help with weight loss ? My latest A1c was 8.2. The Dr wants me to start on Novolin. I have been taking Metformin and Glipizide. I am concerned about weight gain with the Novolin. Any suggestions ? I am a newbie.

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At 5:02pm on July 14, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES CINLA!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 7:00am on February 8, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 6:41pm on February 7, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome cinla8, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions.
I see you are Type 2 you might want to visit the T2 group.
http://www.tudiabetes.org/groups/type2
Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 6:05pm on February 7, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home cinla!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:42pm on February 7, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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