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Ellyn6 replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"I was on Januvia and then on Byetta, which made me lose some weight, which is good. I went to a Endocrinologist and he took me off both due the Pancreatitis issues. I had 2 attacks 32 years ago and was hospitalized. The needles from the Byetta gave…"
Jun 24, 2013
Dee replied to kene's discussion 'victoza weight question:' in the group VICTOZA
"My Endo put me on it and it didn't have anything to do with my A1C because it was already 6.7 but she did say it would help me to fill full and I wouldn't eat as much. I am overweight and when I first started taking it I lost 11 lbs and…"
Feb 13, 2013
Alicia replied to kene's discussion 'victoza weight question:' in the group VICTOZA
"I think, but not sure. I believe you had to be on something before, like Metformin. I am overweight. It does help control my BS. I haven't had the experience of losing weight & I didn't eat that much to begin with so it doesn't do…"
Feb 13, 2013
Brigitte replied to kene's discussion 'victoza weight question:' in the group VICTOZA
"Hi there... I was put on Victoza by my Endo's urging... I am overweight but that had no bearing on it. I had lost 52lbs prior to being put on Victoza. It does suppress my appetite so much so though that I don't eat a whole lot and have…"
Feb 13, 2013
kene added a discussion to the group VICTOZA
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victoza weight question:

hi, i am a type 2 diabetic presently on Januvia 100mgs a day and Gliclazide 2 tabs of 80mgs twice a day.i try to eat as much low carbs as possible !, my question is as follows my DSN weight me and said that i was not *FAT* enough to be given the weekly injections of Byetta, she said that i would loose weight so i could become underweight!to be started on Victoza, do you also have to have ahigh BMI ??thanks, kene,See More
Feb 13, 2013
kene joined twiddlemthumbs's group
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VICTOZA

For people who use Victoza or would like to learn more about it.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life.You can also approach your physician's…See More
Feb 13, 2013
Marie B left a comment for kene
"hi kene, I saw your comment in the chat room. we have a Victoza group here http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/victoza please join it, whether you decide to take it or not."
Feb 12, 2013
2tall63 replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"Hopefully,that'll help. One thing we have to remember is that refined carbs are public enemy #1. Even simple carbs like whole wheat products can cause a spike. I eat Kashi original in the morning that has some sugar in it,but lots of fiber and…"
Feb 4, 2013
kene replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"hi, i have just come from my diabetic nurse appointment, she has not started me on the byetta because i only weigh 93kilos, height 11.10! so she has only increased the gliclazide by another 80 mgs a day, kene,"
Feb 4, 2013
2tall63 replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"Yes,another user I know had to discontinue it because of the runs and the longterm type produced headaches. She's now on Lantus and Actos now. Sugars are doing well,but weight gain is happening. Initially,when i still had januvia in my system…"
Feb 1, 2013
kene replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"thanks, my main concern is , if byetta gives me diahorrea, then i would have to ask for it to be discontinued, any other friend on byetta?? any bad reaction???? thanks, kene, i do not know if the januvia medication will be discontinued?"
Feb 1, 2013
2tall63 replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"Diagnosed in 2000. Four yrs successfully controlling it with diet and excercise alone. Next metformin 2500 mg day. Few yrs later 5 mgx2 Glipizide XL. Next add on Januvia with little success. A pharmacist suggested trying Byetta which for now helps a…"
Jan 31, 2013
kene replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"thanks, for the info, i am a type 2 diabetic, diagnosed coming to 5 years, started with Gliclazide plus diet, sugars were controlled, then months later it began to rise, so my diabetic practitioner commenced me on Metformin 500mgs 2 a day and…"
Jan 31, 2013
2tall63 replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"Formerly I was on Metformin,Glipizide and Januvia with lousy control. My doctor's getting old and slack. Luckily,I worked with a pharmacist who suggested Byetta which has worked way better until recently. It's just reminding me to eat…"
Jan 31, 2013
kene replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"may i ask , why are you on byetta?? have you thought of the weekly one?? are your sugars better controlled with byetta??? thanks, kene,"
Jan 31, 2013
2tall63 replied to kene's discussion 'byetta and januvia.' in the group Byetta Users Forum
"I'm on byetta in lieu of Januvia and am just the opposite: constipated despite lots of vegetables,Metamucil and water."
Jan 30, 2013

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At 1:02pm on February 12, 2013, Marie B said…

hi kene, I saw your comment in the chat room. we have a Victoza group here
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/victoza

please join it, whether you decide to take it or not.

At 6:25pm on January 16, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Kene, I'm also type 2 and this place has been so much help to me. Check out all this site has to offer. There's so much information and lots of caring people.

Please feel at home, you are with friends.

At 3:22pm on January 16, 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 2:05pm on January 16, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home kene!!
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 1:12pm on January 16, 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!!!

At 12:45pm on January 16, 2013, Marie B said…

hi kene, welcome to the community! let me know if you have questions.

 
 
 

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