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   Posted 5/15/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor wants to add this.  I know it is new.  Any experiences? 
My A1C is 7.0 and I am a recently diagnosed Type II.  2000 mgs of Metformin, diet and exercise only brought it down from 7.1 3 months ago.
Left sided colitis, dx'd June 2005
Colazal 9 a day
Rowasa Enamas as needed
Culturelle Probiotic
Metformin 2000mgs/ day

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   Posted 5/16/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Januvia was released last November. It's a DPPIV inhibitor which means that it slows down the rate of gastric emptying- so your blood glucose doesn't spike. I think it also encourages your liver to decrease glucose output. My doctor loves it because it is weight neutral and has very few reported side effects. i have been taking it on a trial basis for about 3 weeks now. So far, my fastings are up from 85 to 94, but my after meals are very good- in the low 100's at the 2 hour mark, and back to high 70's -low 80's by the 3 hour mark.  I have been eating a lot of carby meals because I am traveling and I have not been higher than 117 after a meal-so i am happy. I am taking this in place of Metformin- so far so good!

Good luck!


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