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Avatar f tn I am on numerous medications Metformin 500 mg 3x daily simvastin 20 mg at night glipizide 5 mg with the metformin My Dr wants me to take a medication for high tryglericides which is fenofibrate 134 mg. I am afraid to take it because it may interact with the other medications such as simvastin, so I didn't and the new blood test results came back that they went from 191 to 383. How can I be sure all these medications will flow with the others. I know now I have to start taking it.
Avatar f tn But I think she only had a once a day treatment and I know she's never needed insulin. I think it depends on how bad your diabetes is- is your blood sugar hard to control? I would recommend starting slow, like walking. Make sure carefully watch your sugar levels (before and after) to see how your chosen exercise effect it. Also if you plan on going to a gym or far from home, make sure you have emergency pills and maybe even glucose syrup/candies on you- just in case.
Avatar n tn I'm guessing that s/he is not a diabetes specialist and that's the type of physician who should be guiding your diabetes care. Specialists might be called endocrinologist or diabetologist. None of us here is a physician, but we're long-time diabetics or care-givers for diabetic children. You didn't mention if you've been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2, and the treatment options vary for these types. Your instincts are good, Candikane.
Avatar f tn Pregnant with my first child and I want to have a home birth. I don't know anyone who has had one and would love some advice. My boyfriend is completely supportive but our family seem to be a bit freaked out by it. I don't know what to do.
4105307 tn?1369535032 What is the largest safe dose of insulin for a 12 pound cat with diabetes and cushing's disease?
Avatar f tn I don't know a lot about it personally, but if you're starting to have increasing responses to medications/foods/etc, it might be worth reading up on to see if this might be a fit for your symptoms. I can try to get you in touch with the people I know who know a lot more about it if you want . . . just let me know. http://www.tmsforacure.org/patientinfo.
Avatar f tn Time after time I see these questions depression and the medications. To be frank, it's driving me nuts. Depression is a way for the body to cry out for help. You aren't crazy!! So get that out of your mind now. This could mean that your body is lacking something, perhaps it has too much of something. Depression, anxiety, etc can even be signs of a food intolerance! Sound crazy? Believe it! Our bodies aren't lacking a medication, that is just ridiculous. It's just covering the problem up.
Avatar n tn Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, or pseudoephedrine, or to similar medications such as other decongestants, diet pills, stimulants, or ADHD medications. Do not use this medication if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days.
Avatar n tn I know that there are various medications that I can take to prevent the outbreaks but they are not 100 percent outbreak free medications. Your advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/245631'>Diabetes and Herpes</a>.
Avatar f tn Hi! I'm 32, and I don't leave my home either. No meds here. Suffered now for 13 yrs. Good for you, for getting help. Nobody deserves the misery anxiety brings!
804587 tn?1238015725 Nausea is a common side effect of some medications used for diabetes, however it is also associated with diabetes itself, and also other problems such as reflux and heart disease. If the nausea continues and does not seem to be related to either high or low blood sugars, speak to your doctor about this being a possible side effect AND start searching for other causes. In regard to the eating, perhaps a consultation with a diabetes nutritionist will help in getting you on the right path.
2168193 tn?1337167287 If yes, go see one. If not, go find another doctor who is up-to-date on diabetes treatment and medications.
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12182312 tn?1427687556 Just diet and excersice and weight loss is all I need.. even my friend who has really bad type 1 diabetes and take 6 needles a day says no way, do not take it.. you don't need it right now. What do u think?
88793 tn?1290230777 caused by diabetes, and if this is not the case, he/she should start looking for other causes. 3)In addition to prescribing medications and ordering blood tests, your diabetes doctor should be able to review your blood glucose readings as well as discuss your diet and daily exercise routines etc to help determine the best treatment plan for you.
351724 tn?1267540618 The only thing I would add is that fasting blood sugars over 100 are indicative of pre-diabetes, but if you have had coffee with cream than it is not fasting. You should ask your doctor for an A1C which is now the diagnostic test for pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Avatar n tn So my doctor will do more test before giving me medications to control my type 2 diabetes. I am not doing any self -administered glucose test at the moment so i won't be able to tell you the result of a prandial and post prandial test. Anyways I am more affected by post prandial somnolence which makes it harder to work. Thanks.
475860 tn?1210033135 You are doing the right thing with exercise, but this is not enough. You will also need to take a look at your diet. For people with diabetes, or at risk of diabetes, it is important not to eat too many sweets and carbs. Better to go for vegetables and less processed foods. Given your symptoms you need to see a doctor and have your blood sugar tested and any other potential problems ruled out. If your blood sugar is high you may need medications.
Avatar m tn I had to go into emergency last weekend as I phoned up NHS24 for advice on a painful groin as i was sent home from work two days in a row and doubled up in pain. Non-hemlysed trace of blood in urine a week before at onset. The nurse answering the call asked if i had diabetes and had I been tested. The first question the Dr asked was had I diabetes so I'm guessing they might be trying to tell me something. The ER doc said it was a urinary tract infection.
Avatar n tn Weight, diet, exercise play a large role in preventing and then controlling diabetes. Keep in mind certain medications can raise glucose levels. Always discuss with the pharmacist the side effects. You may also want to schedule an appointment with a Neurologist to discuss your imbalance issues. This could be diabetes related or something going on with your cranial/nerves. Lastly get a hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c or HbA1c) test. Go here to read about it http://www.nlm.nih.
Avatar n tn Coreg, Tekturna, Clonidine, Lisinopril, Verapamil. He also takes Lasix. His PCP prescribes him these medications. He also has other health problems, including Diabetes, Gout, Neurogenic bladder, renal failure, anemia, degenerative joint disease. Needless to say, he takes many meds to control these other conditions. I was wondering how many blood pressure medications is common to take?
Avatar n tn Ok ive had diabetes for 5 years this coming week and i am 15 years old. Diabetes has deffinently changed the way that i go out with friends and i relieze that i cant do all the things that they do to have fun, like drink alcohol. I know that alcohol and diabetes doesnt mix but im curious to know if marijuana has any other side effects on a person with diabetes or if it is still the same as a non diabetic.
885961 tn?1249583403 I have really gotten my diabetes under control these last 2 months. It was very hard but I am finding that I dont miss the carbohydrates as much. I never thought I could eat a meal without having bread. I also never thought I could stop eating Pasta at least 1-2 times a week but I have really got this under control. I just need to keep it up. My last visit at the doctor was great, she was very impressed with my number for my A1C.
1519223 tn?1500816586 Januvia is designed to work with other Type 2 diabetes medications, like Byetta, to increase their effectiveness. It is not meant to treat people with Type 1 diabetes. Januvia blocks DPP-4, allowing incretin to stay in the blood longer and to continue stimulating the pancreas into make more insulin to remove excess sugar. People who have excess ketones in the blood or urine – a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis – should not take Januvia or Janumet.
Avatar f tn Hello, given your age and your weight, have you been tested for type 1 diabetes? Testing for this involves testing c-peptide, insulin levels, and for antibodies. Please ask your doctor about this, particularly if the medications you have been given seem not to be working very well. Diabetes is surely a shock diagnoses. But it can be manageable. I suggest you look into low carb / ketogenic diet. It can be very helpful.
Avatar n tn As for home remedies, try hawthorn berry tea when you're going through a bad bout with the palps. It helps me sometimes!
325405 tn?1262293778 I gained 90 pounds being pregnant (gestational diabetes which turned in to full blown diabetes) two years ago, and before that, I was normal weight. I have been watching calories the last two years, maintaining a diet of around 1200 to 1400 calories, but the doctor said that caloric intake with the insulin resistance thing was not going to help me, it's the carbs.
1341894 tn?1276129380 The VA is claiming I have type 1 diabetes and thus they are not responsible. I was 29 and 2 years back from Vietnam (III corps area, which was the most heavily sprayed area in Vietnam) when I was diagnosed. My diagnosis was type II and I took Orinease (no insulin) for the first 2 to 2 1/2 years and was fine on this (some high sugars but overall within an acceptable range).
Avatar m tn My daughter Laura is diagnosed with gestational diabetes. She's currently on medications, but cannot lower blood sugar in the mornings. I'm afraid she will get type 2 diabetes. What is the best way (and natural, of course) to treat gestational diabetes?