I'm absolutely delighted for you, Karen! At the same time, I'm insanely jealous that you have found a doctor who actually understands the principles and benefits of a low-carb lifestyle - mine doesn't have a clue.
Your numbers may not be where you'd wish them just yet, but I know you'll get there. 30 lbs is outstanding, though. Can you imagine achieving that on a low-fat diet? Me neither.
All the best,
Way to go, Karen!!!
I am doing the happy dance for you. Did your doctor say why she's not in favor of Januvia? Mine is trying to get everyone off the pancreas stimulators (like glyburide and glipizide) and onto Januvia. I hope it works for you. If you're still producing a good amount of your own insulin, it should be a winner. You have to be patient though- it took me around 3 months to see the best results.
Hope your shoulder is better soon sandy
Thanks for the info Karen,
My doctor was all against Byetta and Januvia until she went and got educated at a non-drug company sponsored conference. Now she understands that patients will not do well on Januvia unless they make their own insulin and exercise on a regular basis. Januvia helps you make better use of your own insulin, it doesn't whip your pancreas until it makes more. It's not for everybody, but if it works for you, then it's a really good drug with few (so far) side effects and even better, it's weight neutral. It does take close to 3 months to kick in full steam- and I think many people give up on it too soon.
She also has specific eating plans for her Byetta patients- with controlled carbs and fats and specific times to eat each in relation to the injection times. With either drug, you have to make a committment to being compliant or she won't start you on them.
Good luck, and I'd appreciate you sharing your Januvia experiences with me.sandy