Januvia has stopped working?

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Irish Eyes2
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   Posted 4/14/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi: I have been on Januvia for about 4 years; my bs in the am has always been under 100. about 3 months ago, it went over 100 and has never broken 100 since. Usually it is between 108 and 126, which is too high.
Does anyone know what happens when 100 mg of Januvia is not enough. My diet, etc. has been stable. I weigh about 120 lbs.; 5'6" tall-- weight was never an issue in the diagnosis.
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Lanie G
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   Posted 4/14/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell, Irish Eyes.  Gosh, I'm sorry about this problem.  I'm sure you're frustrated.  I cannot answer your question but I hope someone who's familiar with Januvia will come along and help you with this.

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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

Irish Eyes2
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   Posted 4/14/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   

HI: Thank you for the warm welcome. I, too, hope there is a simple answer-- like, increase the dose slightly.

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   Posted 4/15/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
You need to start a food/exercise diary that you can fax to your doctor's office along with daily blood glucose readings. I suspect that you may have become lax in your portion control on carbs or you may not have been as active lately. Regardless of the changes or no changes your doctor needs to be aware of this. Call the office and speak with the nurse or doctor. A medication change may be in order to bring the numbers back down.

Januvia is supposed to increase your production of insulin while it blocks the liver's release of glucogon (a concentrated form of sugar). Something is kattywampus if you're doing everything the same and still getting higher readings. Your pancreas may be giving out, your food intake may be off, something isn't working right. You are the prime example of why we need to test, so we can see when something is off kilter. Let us know what the doc says.
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Irish Eyes2
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   Posted 4/15/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi: Thank you for your input. I am meeting with the doctor tomorrow. I made the appointment because the numbers suddenly changed. My eating is rather routine and I have increased my exercise. That is why it is so depressing.

Irish Eyes2


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