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Pills for Diabetes from 2005

  1. My patient takes four diabetes pills. His post meal blood sugars are high, yet, he won't take insulin. Is there another combination of pills he can take? (31 Dec 2005)
  2. How far in advance of dinner should I be taking my metformin? I have been taking it at dinner time. (11 Dec 2005)
  3. Can I increase my oral medication on the days I eat more? Can I skip it the days I eat nothing more than soup? (11 Dec 2005)
  4. My husband is often unable to stick to his 1200 calories diet. Can he increase his metformin for that day or take a 50 mg acarbose, too? (30 Nov 2005)
  5. Is the drug, "sucanon," which is only available in Mexico, a good product for someone with type 2? Can it be bought without a prescription? (15 Oct 2005)
  6. What risk does a patient have when combining pills (glyburide) and Insulin (Humulin 70/30) shots? (3 Aug 2005)
  7. I took a combination of Xenical, acarbose and metformin once after I had not eaten a healthy meal. Why is this not acceptble to do this occasionally? (20 Jul 2005)
  8. I have type 2 and take Amaryl since I had gastric problems with Glucophage. I have control problems. Are there any other pills or is insulin the next step? (6 Jun 2005)
  9. In January, my daughter was diagnosed with insulin resistance and put on Glucophage XR. But, her fasting insulin level tripled. Why would this have happened? (23 May 2005)
  10. If I understand correctly, metformin makes the type 2 diabetic more sensitive to the insulin they produce. Why isn't it given to people with type 1? (13 May 2005)
  11. Our 10 year old has had diabetes for eight years. Her A1cs are in the 8s and 9s, so the doctor is considering Glucophage. Is this common? (12 Apr 2005)
  12. Is there a drug, other than metformin, for insulin resistance? Metformin is not working well, but thiazolidinediones cause weight gain. (4 Apr 2005)
  13. When diagnosed type 2 in October 2004, my A1c was 6.l. It is now 5.4 and I have lost 20 pounds. Why would my doctor be considering diabetes medication? (5 Mar 2005)
  14. Should my 83 year old mother take glyburide 2.5 mg, with a sugar level of 140 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L]? Can she be diet controlled instead? (27 Feb 2005)
  15. My daughter has MODY and takes metformin HCL. Can she become type 1? (20 Feb 2005)
  16. I have had pain in my groin and front thigh area for a month. Could it be caused by the diabetes medications I take? I take metformin, Avandia, and Amaryl? (20 Feb 2005)
  17. My endocrinologist has suggested metformin, increasing the dosage over a four week period. Is this typical dosing? When should I test my blood sugar? (9 Feb 2005)
  18. I have type 2 and stopped taking metformin and Avandia because of side effects. Is the tingling I have from the medications or because I have better control? (27 Jan 2005)
  19. Our adult son has type 1. His doctor has him on Glucophage, too. Isn't this for people with type 2? Will it harm him? What about lactic acid build-up? (16 Jan 2005)
  20. With a creatinine of 1.4 mg/dl, the doctors switched me from metformin to Avandia. My A1c went up so they want me on insulin. Are there any alternatives? (14 Jan 2005)

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