I have been taking prandin for a while along with januvia. My question is can I try this amaryl along with my januvia? Do I need to ask my doctor if I could switch prandin to amaryl and continue with my januvia?
I was on Januvia I had to get off I bought pancreatitis has no cure. No other pain is close to it not even morphine will take it away. I was in hospital for 39 days.
My blood ranges tend to jump all over and I don't know what is normal. It was 212 yesterday and I was so tired I took my meds laid down slept for an hour got up it was 106. Then an hour later it was 45 and I was shaking and sweating. Now this morning it's 196. I just don't understand.
Have you consulted a nutritionist?
@A DiabetesTeam Member I googled "normal fasting blood glucose" and found this:
- 99 mg/dL or lower is a normal fasting blood sugar level
-100–125 mg/dL: Fasting blood sugar in this range typically… read more
Nice explanation @A DiabetesTeam Member. You are the best.
That certainly is the perception with those of us who have used or use a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) but do they really "read low".
First we need to understand exactly what they are "reading".
A Lab test, so when you go for A1C, 8 hour Fasting Test, A Random Test or an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) they are drawing blood directly from your veins.
Your veins contain the "most accurate" level of blood sugar "at the time of the test" because veins are "closest to the sugar source"… read more
I continue to go with my readings from my Libre 2
If I am going to take blood at the Lab. I would take my CGM meter with me to the lab when doing my blood sugar at the lab at the same time. . A FBS… read more
Ya, I'm really bored today, so here's another one 😁
Each of us should have our maximum blood sugar levels for Fasting, Pre-Prandial (before meals), Post-Prandial (2 hours after eating except in the UK where they use 1.5 hours) and Before Bed (if required – typically just Basil Insulin users for dosage recommendations) set by our Doc
If we have confounding conditions such as Heart or Kidney Disease, other hormone disorders (Thyroid, Pituitary, Adrenal) then it becomes even more important that… read more
@A DiabetesTeam Member Hi Jennifer. What say-you and me start a GrahamLamb fan club! LOL
Has anyone experienced issues with their kidneys yet kidney function remains normal? I have recently experienced several bouts of Kidney stones and infections, I am on a cacophony of medications, 3 anti diabetics, 2 oral plus 1 injectable, and 2 blood pressure medications.
I have had Kidney stones in the past and I have been to the doctor, a year or two ago they discovered a cyst on the kidney , but they said they couldn't do anything about it.. lately I have been getting what I call a… read more
@A DiabetesTeam Member what new med will you be taking?
For most of the past dozen years I have been working actively in the local diabetes community and for the past half dozen years I have been one of the presenters for a wellness group that primarily focuses on Metabolic Syndrome with Type 2 being the "biggie" under that umbrella
Last year we expanded our mandate to include a weight loss/management program for those that are carrying a bit of extra weight but have not "yet" developed a metabolic disorder and want to do something "now" to prevent… read more
Recently concluded studies have shown that coconut oil, a saturated fat is not deleterious to cardiovascular health
Coconut oil is the best oil to use in cooking. Reason: coconut oil is stable… read more
(this will be in two parts)
Some of us use the Term “eat your meter” as a method to control blood sugar, so what the heck does it mean and how does it work?
Simply it means testing your blood sugar level before and after a meal (or just after if you regularly check your fasting number) to determine “what effect” what you just ate had on your blood sugar levels
In practice there is a few more steps to turn it into your most valuable management tool
To illustrate I will use “Fictitious Bob” as… read more
@A DiabetesTeam Member what is that you don't understand?
The entire concept or the benefit?