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Pills for Diabetes from 2001

  1. Why do they say metformin is not recommended for people who are not obese? Does lactic acidosis tend to happen in thin people? (4 Dec 2001)
  2. Is there an insulin sensitizer on the market that does not have an associated heart warning risk? (4 Dec 2001)
  3. Is there a strict test to determine the presence of insulin resistance versus the need for an insulin sensitizer? (2 Dec 2001)
  4. If someone was given an oral medication for insulin resistance, when they actually had little or no insulin production, or actually needed an insulin sensitizer, what would the effect be? (2 Dec 2001)
  5. My doctor says that Starlix will not work if you have taken glyburide before! I find no research or evidence of this. (24 Nov 2001)
  6. I have type 1 diabetes, and my diabetes educator wants me to start taking Glucophage, but my doctor says that there isn't enough research to proceed with this plan. (23 Nov 2001)
  7. Should I be during something else as my pain persists and my sugar levels are not going down? Is there a medicine which could help me more? (13 Oct 2001)
  8. Do thiazolidinediones cause a so-called fatty liver? (9 Oct 2001)
  9. Are these spikes a big deal, as long as it evens out in two hours or so? (3 Oct 2001)
  10. How long will it take before my sugars start stabilizing? (26 Sep 2001)
  11. If you cannot contact your doctor for an extended period and you feel strongly that a medication is having a bad effect on you, how should you proceed? (22 Sep 2001)
  12. I am a 57 year old male who recently had an A1c result of 6.8% (normal: 6.0%) so my doctor put me on Glucophage. Do you concur with the treatment? (22 Sep 2001)
  13. My husband's doctor said that in some future time my husband's sugar will come down. What do you advise? (20 Sep 2001)
  14. I was taking Amaryl and Glucophage resulting in blood sugar averages of 130-150 mg/dl [7.2-8.3 mmol/L]. However, I recently switched to Glucovance and have not had as good control. (20 Sep 2001)
  15. I am wondering if any of these medications are incompatible. (18 Sep 2001)
  16. My doctor wants me to take Glucophage, but I don't have diabetes as far as I know. Is this treatment okay for me? (2 Sep 2001)
  17. My mother is taking Glucophage and has problems with extreme diarrhea. What can she do? (1 Sep 2001)
  18. My husband was taking Starlix at the time we conceived. Are there any concerns about the male taking a drug like this at the time of conception? (1 Sep 2001)
  19. I have recently switched to Avandia and have had a six to seven pound weight gain which I can't seem to get rid of. Any suggestions? (24 Aug 2001)
  20. What are the symptoms of lactic acidosis, a possible side effect of Glucophage? (20 Aug 2001)
  21. I have type 2 diabetes, and I am pleased about my control, but I have put on 25 pounds. Any suggestions? (20 Aug 2001)
  22. I have type 1 diabetes and recently started taking Glucophage. Will that help increase my chances of conceiving? (15 Aug 2001)
  23. I have diabetes, I am taking an oral hypoglycemic agent, and I have had diarrhea for about a week. Could this be caused by my medicine? (10 Aug 2001)
  24. Is Actos safe? I've heard that the earlier version caused liver damage. (28 Jul 2001)
  25. I am on Glucovance, and for about three months, I have had a rash which I suspect is due to this medication. (26 Jul 2001)
  26. Do other people with type 1 diabetes use pills? Is it safe for type 1 diabetes? (24 Jul 2001)
  27. My husband, has type 1 diabetes, is currently taking a diabetes pill before meals, and won't take insulin. What should I do ? (3 Jul 2001)
  28. My 20 year old college student son recently suffered a severe low blood sugar, and his primary care doctor prescribed Glucophage pills. (21 Jun 2001)
  29. If I forget to take my Glucophage or can't remember whether or not I have taken it, what should I do? (12 Jun 2001)
  30. Why would Starlix help prevent hypoglycemia? (11 Jun 2001)
  31. The doctor prescribed Avandia for my husband who has type 1. (8 Jun 2001)
  32. Are Avandia, Actos, and metformin useful in type 1 diabetes? (5 Jun 2001)
  33. I have recently been put on Glucovance, and by mid-day, my blood sugar starts to drop, and I experience symptoms of hypoglycemia. (8 May 2001)
  34. My friend's doctor has advised him to take a diabetes pill every day. Are there some other alternatives to control the disease? (4 May 2001)
  35. Is there any other medicine better than glibenclamide? (3 May 2001)
  36. I have had type 2 diabetes for 4 months and was initially put on Glucophage, but I've developed sharp and constant abdominal pain at the skin level. (17 Apr 2001)
  37. My doctor just started me on a new medication called Starlix®, and I have been unable to locate any information on it. (5 Apr 2001)
  38. Why should Glucophage be temporarily discontinued if you are going to have X-rays or surgery with dyes involved? (28 Mar 2001)
  39. The doctor my three year old son is seeing said he is insulin resistant, and suggested we give him Glucophage. (23 Mar 2001)
  40. My new doctor (an endocrinologist) who wants to put me on metformin which appears to be contraindicated in type 1 diabetes. Should I be concerned? (22 Mar 2001)
  41. I have been on Glucophage to combat my PCOS. I have lost over 50 pounds, and I feel great most of the time, but now I am having hypoglycemia. (8 Mar 2001)
  42. My three and one-half year old grandson was diagnosed as having "inherited insulin resistance". The doctor wants to give him Glucophage, but we are skeptical. (14 Feb 2001)
  43. Since I drive for a living, I am very concerned because I understand that certain diabetes medications will affect your driving license and others will not. (26 Jan 2001)
  44. My 12 year old son, who has type 1 diabetes, as given a prescription for Glucophage by a doctor, other than his primary care giver. What is it? (25 Jan 2001)
  45. Can anyone tell me about why I am nauseated after taking Glucophage for a couple of days? (5 Jan 2001)

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