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Any complications from taking janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) for type 2 diabetes?

Minor: You can have GI problems from the metformin, and uncommon other problems from either component of the drug -- just like any and all medicine. Otherwise, it's one of the safest medications ever. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Will I be on diabetes med forever? My recent A1c is 6.5. Any advise to help me get off med is appreciated.

Will I be on diabetes med forever? My recent A1c is 6.5. Any advise to help me get off med is appreciated.

Lifestyle: Assuming you are asking about type 2 diabetes, anything you can do to reduce your Insulin requirement may allow you to make enough Insulin without the help of meds. Changes might include: eating fewer carbs, eating less overall to lose wt, exercising more to lose wt, and building muscle to increase Insulin sensitivity. Good luck! note: if you have type 1 dm, only Insulin will treat it. ...Read more

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Diabetes med (Tip)

Is there a summer camp for my child with diabetes? ...See more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?

Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva  advair. ?

Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Have hypertension take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Have hypertension  take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Lifestyle changes: Exercise more, eat low sodium diet, lose weight don't smoke and visit your physician on regular bases. These changes may reduce your blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Diabetes med (Tip)

What are the symptoms of diabetes in children? ...See more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Check your blood glucose 2 hours before and 2 hours after eating
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Check with your doctor if your post-meal glucose is lower than your pre-meal glucose, as you may have hypoglycemia
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Consider using a continuous sensor if you do not feel hypoglycemia symptoms
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Use insulin pumps, as they can minimize your risk of hypoglycemia
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Is diabecom medicine good for controlling & normalize diabetes?

Is diabecom medicine good for controlling & normalize diabetes?

Be very careful: I have not persoanlly recommended it but I have patients who have decided to take it themselves. There are some published papers from india, but these are of low quality. Diabecon has not gone through fda monitoring, and could be dangerous or contaminated. Some 'natural' products have been found to cause serious injury:(http://online.Liebertpub.Com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.1998.4.1-9. ...Read more

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What meds cause diabetes?

What meds cause diabetes?

'bring out': Is better terminology corticosteroids most typical, in any form hydrochlorothiazide and statins can bring it out, their value in individual patients usually outweight any risk. ...Read more

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Diabetes med (Tip)

"can I have a medicine for type 2 diabetes that helps me lose weight?". ...See more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

Measure your child's glycated haemoglobin every three months
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Measure your child's blood sugar daily
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Make sure your child eats high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and limit simple sugars
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Your child should be active daily, as exercise increases insulin sensitivity
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Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?

Take chinese herbal  medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?

Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to find out what you are really taking -- and this may be difficult. There are a variety of interesting supplemental / complementary medicines for diabetes available from reputable sources; discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Diabetes med (Tip)

How to lose the weight to reverse the condition of diabetes. ...See more

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Diabetes med (Tip)

What can I do to "help you help me" take care of my diabetes? Teach me everything i need to know. ...See more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

Lowers blood sugar: Amaryl (glimepiride) stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which will cause the blood sugar to fall. This release of Insulin occurs without relation to whether one has eaten, so if one goes a long period without eating, the blood sugar can become abnormally low. ...Read more

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Side effects of diabetic medication glimepiride?

Side effects of diabetic medication glimepiride?

Extremely low blood: Sugar levels, just like any other medicine that forces your pancreas to make more insulin. ...Read more