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Diabetas type 2 patient here. Who can I talk to about this?

Diabetas type 2 patient here. Who can I talk to about this?

Endocrinologist: Hi. Endocrinologists are the specialists in diabetes, although many primary care docs are comfortable treating type 2 diabetes. If possible, ask some diabetic friends or acquaintances if they know a good diabetes doc they're happy with. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Luis Curet
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Glyburide (Definition)

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is an antidiabetic drug in a class of medications known as sulfonylureas, closely ...Read more


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I have recently gotten diabeta (glyburide) and what are some good food choices ?

I have recently gotten diabeta (glyburide) and what are some good food choices ?

Many options: When choosing a diet, make sure it's one that you can maintain lifelong so do not do anything drastic. In general, you should eat lots of vegetable and fruits. Non-starchy vegetables are best: spinach, carrots, broccoli or green beans. Eat whole grain foods instead of processed food (whole wheat over white breads) add fish to your meals 2-3 times per week. Dry beans & lentils are good protein... ...Read more

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What is diabeta (glyburide)?

What is diabeta (glyburide)?

Diabetes pill.: Diabeta is a brand of the medication glyburide. It is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. It is available as generic Glyburide (lower in cost). It may not be the safest of this class, known as sulfonylurea medications, however (concerns about hypoglycemia in patients with kidney disease and heart effects in patients with heart disease). ...Read more

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What are effects of the medication diabeta (glyburide)?

What are effects of the medication diabeta (glyburide)?

DIABETA-GLYBURIDE: Diabeta (glyburide) is a Glyburide generic name, it is used to treat type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise.It brings the blood sugar down and can sometime cause hypoglycemia.If you skip a meal , exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. ...Read more

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My grandfather has been prescribed diabeta (glyburide)? Anything to know?

My grandfather has been prescribed diabeta (glyburide)? Anything to know?

DIABETA-GLYBURIDE: Diabeta (glyburide) is a Glyburide generic name, it is used to treat type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise.It brings the blood sugar down and can sometime cause hypoglycemia.If you skip a meal , exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. ...Read more

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What is the best alternative medication to sulfonylurea for type 2 diabetics to prevent weight gain in combination with metformin?

What is the best alternative medication to sulfonylurea for type 2 diabetics to prevent weight gain in combination with metformin?

DPP4 inhibitor: Newer medications like januvia, onglyza, (saxagliptin) and tradgenta are all effective additions to metformin for the treatment of diabetes, and generally have less weight gain than the older sulfonylurea medications like glucotrol. ...Read more

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I suffer from COPD diabetas and angina and now i suffer with cramps in head and neck and legs ?

I suffer from COPD diabetas and angina  and now i suffer with cramps in head  and neck and legs

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So sorry: You have my deepest sympathy. I'm sure you often don't feel very well. I hope you're feeling better soon. Is there some question you might have that we could address for you here? ...Read more

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Can I take my Invokana and Glyburide after my scan?

Can I take my Invokana and Glyburide after my scan?

Probably: B"sd In general glyburide and other sulfonamides are well documented to increase risk of MI about 20% - there are safer options. Invokana is a SGLTP2i- sodium glucose transport protein inhibitor, that results in sugar in the urine. It has actually been shown to protect kidney function over the long term. It also has a diuretic effect so should skip if you are dehdrated from scan or other reason ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diabeta (Definition)

DiaBeta is a second generation sulfonylurea which is a kind of diabetes-related drug ...Read more