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Off Metformin ON amlodipine. Any advice on what to expect

Off Metformin ON amlodipine. Any advice on what to expect

I had a health check at the gym and was told I was dehydrated (48%)
I told the nurse at my diabetes check and , after checking with the doc, I was taken off Metformin and put on amlodipine.
I was wanting to only take the jardiance I am prescribed as it is the most effective at bringing down my sugar.
What do I expect amlodipine to do?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Amlodipine… read more

posted 1 day ago

Has anyone experienced this?

Has anyone experienced this?

I had my stomach stapled 20 years ago as prevention for familial diabetes. My father was T1, mother T2 as well as all 4 of my sisters. At 59 I have now been diagnosed with T2. Finding it very hard to believe and finding it very hard to understand BS readings when I can hardly eat!! I will be seeing my PCP in a week but am very nervous about whether or not he will have any experience with my unique case.

Anyone else out there with the same parameters?

Thanks!!

Natalie

Pill vs injection

Pill vs injection

I've always been needle phobic and my doc now wants me to inject Ozempict. I can barely cope getting a flu shot or something like that. I practically need to take sedation if I have to give blood samples. I just don't know how I'm going to do this.

He told me that an ozempik pill is coming out but no one has any experience with it. I'm driving myself crazy trying to decide between injections which will make me faint and a pill nobody has taken. Its crazy I know, but if you've never injected… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

i am needle phobic also.

posted 4 days ago

Will herbal sleep aids effect diabetes

Will herbal sleep aids effect diabetes

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

sometimes it can other times no.. speak with your GP first

posted 6 days ago

How can you gain back muscle weight with diabetes?

How can you gain back muscle weight with diabetes?

When my husband's A1C was going up, he lost a lot of muscle weight. We are still working on his numbers which are getting better. Any suggestions on how he can gain some of that muscle back? He has started to go to the gym. Protein shake or Juven? Any help appreciated.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

walking and swimming are gentle on your body and very helpful to your overall chemistry and esp your brain chemistry.

posted 4 days ago

Carotid artery surgery

Carotid artery surgery

I am 53 and have had t2 for 21 years. I just found out my left carotid artery is 90% blocked and I need surgery. No stent they are just going to open and clean out. I am worried I know either way there is a chance of stroke. Has anyone had this surgery?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Not that surgery.. never had it done but no you wont have a stroke maybe having blood vena cava but nothing too bad

posted 6 days ago
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