Type 2 diabetes treatment oral medication

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Avatar m tn You need to be told what Type you are. If you are Type I you will most likely be started on insulin. If you are Type II you might be given a combination of diet, exercise and oral medications. Whatever treatment you have been on for the last two years it is obviously in need of adjustment as your numbers are too high and you are at risk of complications.
Avatar f tn I have been reading having diabetes can lessen your chance of svr if on treatment. I am worring! he is on an oral medication for the type 2 the med is Janumet. His blood sugar is controlled and his doctor said hes doing good on it my question is could this problem lessen his chances for svr? any info is appreciated. Wishing you all on treatment SVR!!!
Avatar n tn Given your weight, diet and history you may be adult onset type 1 (research LADA) rather than type 2. Treatment for this is insulin rather than oral meds, usually. Your fasting no. are reasonable now, but your after eating is still too high. Yes, exercise and low carb eating are very helpful in controlling blood sugars and minimising med requirements. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Hey Jess! I obtained the following information from the webpage www.dlife.com. I have no personal knowledge of gestational diabetes, as I am the mom of a 17 year old who was diagnosed at the age of 21 months with type 1. I am not a medical professional, so I'll give it to you right from the dlife website. "Hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy increase insulin resistance.
Avatar m tn From your medication, it would appear that your diabetes is type 2. Type 2 diabetes often responds very well to aggressive livestyle interventions such as exercise, low carb diet (restricting sugars, grains, fruits, starchy vegetables), and weight loss. Medications may still be needed. Your foot pain could possibly be related to neuropathy, which is damage to your nerves caused by high blood sugar. Suggest you discuss this with your doctor.
Avatar f tn Yes, there is a way of differentiating between type 1 and type 2 which is testing for antibodies; type 2 don't have them and type 1 does. Another useful test is the c-peptide which shows how much insulin he is actually making. The bottom line is if his numbers are coming down into range with the treatment he is using, and the correct regimen is the one that lowers blood sugar to where it needs to be the majority of the time.
Avatar n tn Many doctors classify their type 2 diabetics as type 1 if they need insulin instead of an oral medication to stimulate the pancreas or to help the body use its insulin better. So sometimes the label can be somewhat misleading. I believe that the person who wrote to suggest a C-peptide level test to see exactly what your pancreas is producing has a good suggestion, if you truly feel you want to know whether your pancreas is working or not.
1469903 tn?1286650297 Of all the patients with diabetes, only approximately 10% of the patients have type 1 diabetes and the remaining 90% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above.
Avatar m tn The thing is, diabetes is not a static condition. My grandmother controlled her non-obesity-related type 2 through diet and oral medication for a couple of decades, but as she got older, insulin became a must. And as time wore on, increased insulin also became necessary. All this to simply illustrate that diabetes and its treatment also evolves. It's just very bad luck that you're having to navigate two such tricky conditions in tandem.
2168193 tn?1337167287 As such, you can read about the three different oral diabetes medication classifications and drugs that fall into each class here then discuss them with your provider. http://tinyurl.com/type2-diabetes-drug-classes Be sure to search each drug using key words "side effects" [no " "] Do you have an Endocrinologist in your area? If yes, go see one. If not, go find another doctor who is up-to-date on diabetes treatment and medications.
Avatar f tn It can have a fairly slow onset and is quite frequently misdiagnosed (people are first assumed to have type 2 diabetes). The correct treatment for LADA is the same as for type 1 diabetes. Ie. injected insulin once diet and exercise can not maintain sugar levels at normal range.
88793 tn?1290230777 I'm still new to diabetes type 2. Within a year as I know, my liver enzymes have elevated. My stomach has lost of contraction. I don't know it affected my heart or my heart affected other organs. Very confusing! 1. I took half a tablet of MiniDiab if I ate a little large meal or sweet food. Metformin not work at all and it makes me SOB. Now my stomach is a bit lazy (hugh bloating stomach). It didn't contract as it should be. I took the MiniDiab which it didn't work straight away.
Avatar n tn What I have read from other type 2 diabetics and from many articles about both types of diabetes, many type 2 diabetics can go off their medications eventually if they change their diets, lose weight and exercise. If this is true, then dependency is not an issue or these other type 2 diabetics would never be able to go off their oral medications after making these changes in their lifestyles. You said that her doctor says her glucose levels are borderline.
Avatar f tn Hi I am new to this site, I have MS, Sarcoidosis, and have been diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 due to high dose Prednisone use My questions is, Diet.
1519223 tn?1500816586 Janumet Januvia and Janumet are prescription drugs that belong to a group of Type 2 diabetes drugs called incretin therapies. Studies link these drugs to an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Januvia (sitagliptin) is an oral medication manufactured by Merck & Co. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 and is one of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market.
469210 tn?1219191728 • Oral antidiabetic agents (therapy for type 2 diabetes). • Estrogens are any of various steroid hormones developing and maintaining female characteristics of the body; this hormone produced artificially for use in oral contraceptives etc. • Anabolic steroids are any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to increase muscle size. • Antituberculous agents (Riley, 2001 – part 1).
215461 tn?1331866365 Today it still hurt so I examined it in the mirror and noticed white spots on my tongue. Apparently I have oral thrush =(. I am not scared out of my mind because my whole body is just not working. I have become gluten intolerant in this time (I have not ate gluten) and developed some kind of allergies and now this. My doc prescribed something over the phone, and I have to see her next week, but has anyone else had this happen from hashi's???
2094297 tn?1345392693 I also think some doctors do not take Hepatitis C treatment or the side effects seriously. It is just another treatment to them. In addition, I think there is some bias by some doctors against people with Hepatitis C and this plays into doctors ignoring and/or not wanting to treat side effects. I don't think most doctors would ignore the side effects of drugs used to treat more socially acceptable diseases. They would change the drug, discontinue the drug, or treat the side effects.
Avatar f tn They said it was probably a false postive, but 2 1/2 years later it was postive again 180. One doctor thought I had Fibromyalgia, but I don't have the trigger points. So basically I am here hoping somebody might see something that might be able to help me to solve my medical mystery. I am currently being seen by the chief of neurology at John Hopkins and he is scratching his head.
Avatar n tn Many type 2 diabetics are able to control their blood sugar with low carb diet, exercise, and oral medications. First line of treatment for type 2 diabetic would be oral medication such as metformin rather than insulin. Insulin is used when oral medications, diet and exercise together don't work. Your target blood sugars should be < 6 2 hours after eating and , < 5 fasting in the mornings.
Avatar n tn My questions are... 1.Could he have gotten the yeast infection from Oral sex? 2.Could he have gotten it from my wetness touching him? 3.Should he use the same cream Im using? Thank you all for taking time to read this!
315318 tn?1353255400 After diagnosis I was on diet therapy for 5 years and then on oral medication for only 1 MONTH followed by insulin 2. If I am Type II, then would a combination of insulin and oral medication work better in my case ? Thanks.
Avatar n tn I have consulted my neurosurgeon (no cause and effect, according to him), two neurologists, an oral surgeon, and two pain clinics, University of Virginia and Hampton (Virginia) Sentara. I have tried the standard neaurological mediacations, such as Paxil, anticonvulsants, and Neurontin and Lamactil. All make the pain even more severe. No one has been able to determine the cause, or diagnosis, nor how to treat it, except to take barbituate painkillers every four hours around the clock.
29837 tn?1414538248 Numerous other studies show that ALA is useful for the treatment of diabetes mellitus and syndrome X because it increased cellular glucose utilization. And significantly reduces insulin resistance. Diabetic neuropathy originates from a decrease in blood flow to various organs. This results in an accumulation of free radicals that can destroy nerve function. In one study, ALA brought about a significant reduction of neuropathic symptoms in 23 patients.
Avatar m tn the doctor said. About post treatment follow-up that is required, Dr Agarwal said that apart from medication and regular checkups, dietary and lifestyle changes are important in maintaining health after a heart attack.
Avatar f tn You aren"t treatment naive now.....you are treating with 2 polys...and again. for the fourth time..there is no conclusive data that there is not cross. They are still working on this aspect of Daa treatment.. I never mentioned anything about anyone hurting anyone....No one has hurt me in the least. I do know tho,,,in order to treat again(like anyone in a failed trial with a Daa..
479244 tn?1271567259 Incident type 2 diabetes was defined as fasting glucose levels of more than 126 mg/dL, self-reported type 2 diabetes, or use of diabetes medication. National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel 3 criteria were used to define MetSyn and its components. After adjustment for demographic, lifestyle, and dietary confounders, hazard ratios (HRs) were estimated for type 2 diabetes, MetSyn, and MetSyn components.