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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/12/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.
I have been a type 2 diabetic for over 15 years. Recently my sugar levels have been really high (over 250). Last Friday my doctor put me on byetta 5mg along with my other mediciens (metformin, glimepiride, and Januvia) since starting the byetta my fasting sugar levels have been over 300. Should I be worried about this or just give the byetta time?

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   Posted 2/14/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I havent' responded sooner but I've been busy. I would definitely be calling your doctor. I suspect that you may be Type 1.5 and that your pancreas is giving out. You are on a lot of meds to be showing sugars that high. Question: Is your doc a GP or an endocrinologist? Might be time for a specialist to get this all in order. And don't be surprised if you get started on insulin. It's the one thing that will bring those sugars down effectively.

Good luck with this.
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/14/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for responding. My Dr is in Internal Medience. I will have to check to see if my insurance will pay for a endocrinologist. When I was first diagonase I was seeing an endocrinologist, but I moved 9 years ago and have different insurance. I never heard of type 1.5 where can I find info on this.

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/14/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rhondaz, I also think that your blood sugar is way too high for all the meds you're on and that you should be re-evalutated.  You may need to be on insulin as Jeannie suggests.  See your doctor can refer you to an endo and maybe that would be ok with the insurance company.  Here's a website that describes type 1.5.

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   Posted 2/17/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info
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