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   Posted 3/8/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 3/9/2007 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
You arae not a type 1 diabetic. You are a type 2 diabetic. Type 1 diabetics need insulin, either through injections or through an insulin pump. A type 1 diabetic makes no insulin at all. That is why pills won't work and they must take injected insulin. Without insulin they become very ill very quickly and can die within just a matter of a few days if they do not get medical help. I'm sorry that I don't know much about the medications you are on. I am sure one of the type 2's will know more about them than I do. I really hope the new medication helps. Best luck.
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 3/9/2007 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
No reason to go. A lot of people get them mixed up. The only reason I can't be of much help is that I have type 1 and don't know a lot about the oral meds for type 2. There are more type 2's here than type 1's so I am sure someone with type 2 will be around to give you better advice on the type 2 meds. I really wasn't trying to condemn you. I was simply clarifying the difference. Trust me, a lot of people don't know the difference and often get confused on which is which. I tend to know more about type 1 beause I have had it for 27 years. I find all the medications available to the type 2's confusing. I probably should know more about type 2. My father, brother and grandmother are all type 2's. My mother and I are type 1's. Please don't wait to get control of your diabetes. The longer you wait the more you risk complications. I am sure you need to take care of the prostate cancer, but you also need to take care of the diabetes. I just wish I knew more about type 2 and the various medications to treat it. Stick around. I'm sure the type 2's will have more answers for you than I do. I really wish you the best in caring for your prostate cancer and your diabetes.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  Shouldn't I be invincible by now?

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 3/9/2007 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
You won't insult my intelligence by telling me I don't know much about type 2 diabetes! I freely acknowledge it.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  Shouldn't I be invincible by now?

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 3/9/2007 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dave,
I read the official pharmacology stuff on the drug and it looks like its' a winner. Doesn't kick in unless there is a elevated blood sugar and then only makes your pancreas make better acting insulin or some such thing. I'd love to try in in 10 years when it goes generic.(I have no insurance.)

You should be seeing better numbers with this med. You should also get an appointment with a dietician if you haven't had one already to help you with your food plan. Anyway, welcome to the diabetes forum. Looks like you have enough on your plate with the prostate cancer... we don't want to make life any more difficult for you.
~ Jeannie
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 477
   Posted 3/9/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I know a couple of folks who take Januvia - the major side effect that I have heard about is tiredness and flu like symptoms that go away in about a month. Neither of them has gained or lost weight on it. Both of them take it in conjunction with Metformin, mostly to bring down their AM numbers. Hope this helps! sandy

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