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?
Ya, I know, I already did my piece today but I saw this question on a couple day old link and realized that we have had quite a number of new members who probably got the standard blurb from the Doc when diagnosed recently.
We have all heard it - take this, watch what you eat see you in 3 months.
I sometimes forget myself what it is like to "simply not know and not even know what to ask".
So I will try to answer the question based on the National Standards from the countries that most of our… read more
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
For several years I have been taking blood glucose readings twice a day with what I thought were the instructions. I just had a consultation with my diabetes nurse and discovered that I was using the wrong instructions. 😥
I was taking the PM reading at least 2 hours after the last meal and the AM reading at least 12 hours after the last meal. I was starting the timer at the end of a meal.
What she said now was that there are only 2 types of readings that matter. The post-prandial reading is… read more
Hi, I take 22m 3x a day before meals and 20ml of protaphane before sleep. I do skip the insulin at lunchtimes. My diet is about 70% ok. I cut out potatoes and had limited low GI bread and my sugar in morning normally about 14. I am at a diabetic clinic. Any info to help me. Thanks
I can’t count the number of times I have seen someone post up “disappointment” in a reading and I comment “take the win”.
What exactly do I mean?
For those that are striving for a level of control (we) can often try to “over achieve” and get upset with ourselves if we miss some mythical target we have in our minds.
If we simply take a step back, and instead of being hard on ourselves (causing some stress which is detrimental to the very blood sugar levels we are trying to control) then maybe… read more
The A1C test has become the “gold standard” in the diagnosis/treatment of Diabetes but that wasn’t always the case.
The idea for the test was discovered in the 1950’s.
The test was first produced in 1979.
In 1983 a study (DCCT – Diabetes Control and Complications Trial) was undertaken to investigate it’s reliability and effectiveness.
In 1993 (concluded 10 year study) it was determined that A1C was “viable” with limitations.
It wasn’t until 2009 that “guidelines” for using A1C were written… read more
Over the past few days a few of us have been in a discussion about C-Peptide and anti-body tests and some may be wondering what the heck we are going on about.
So I'll try and give the 10 Cent explanation about some of the tests that can be used particularly if our diabetes gets a little out of hand or doesn't exactly react the "expected" way when the Doc is treating according to the guidelines that work for "most".
First we have the A1C test - I'm sure each one of us has had at least one of… read more
My blood sugars are usually good, but occasionally (esp when I'm out of the house ) my blood sugar will drop in a matter of seconds to the point where I am extremely shaky and weak. I have taken to carrying a high protein granola bar everywhere and sometimes a juice pack (pure juice) also. Anyone else have this problem and what do they use to treat it ?