Generics were mentioned in another discussion so I am going to do a piece on what is available out there if you just can't afford that great new med that does everything including make your morning coffee for you
I may get a little long here, so may be a part 2 or 3 to this
I also will not get into a discussion about greed or why drugs cost so much in the first place. That may be a discussion that needs to be had but that won't help "today" if you can't afford the cost of or the copay even if… read more
@A DiabetesTeam Member I am Canadian as well and as you might know at least our Government Drug coverage is a patchwork Province to Province
In Ontario the Provincial Plans (ODB and Trillium) for… read more
I am taking 4mg of glimiepiride.
My insurance has decided not to cover my rybellsus. No skin off my back really.. but now my Dr wants to see if the insurance company will cover either of the above mentioned scripts.. I am not fond of the side effects from either. I had taken the inovokana but ended up with yeast infections every month.. esp right before my period. Sorry guys that is on my team if it's TMI.
The jardiance has ten side effects.. they said it was tested more in t1 than t2. But I am not fond of the side effects..… read more
@grahmlamb new Dr since my old doctor retired last year. But should still be in my chart.. and why i quit taking it..
What sort of withdrawal symptoms are common?
Thanks @A DiabetesTeam Member. I've been off it a week and no obvious reactions so far :)
what can i do to bring it down?
it’s always best to chat with your healthcare professional before adjusting your diet.
Hi Jennifer. I live in the US . I'm going to check with my insurance company to see my options for a diabetes educator. Thank you so much for your kind words they are so appreciated . I will never… read more
i have had diabetes for 6 months type 2 i take 2000 mg of jentadueto a day past few weeks been having very bad muscle pain all over my body very stiff and sore not sure if its due to this condition or not
some meds take certain vitamins out of ur body try taking CoQ10
My doctor wants me to start taking Bydureon injections. I haven’t read or heard too many good things from other people who have tried it and the side effects really worry me. Anyone on here currently or previously taken this medication? If so, what was your experience and did it help your diabetes?
Yes, it was ok for me but my insurance didn’t cover it so my doctor put me on something else.
You can’t watch a TV show without seeing Ozempic or Rybelsus commercials.
So why the big marketing push?
They both belong to the class called GLP-1 Agonists which include Trulicity and Victoza.
The early versions first hit the market in 2006 (Byetta and Bydureon).
Along the way the effectiveness/utility was improved with Victoza (2010), Trulicity (2014), Ozempic (2017) and finally Rybelsus (2020).
Being so "new" none are available as a generic.
Despite a “black box warning” about Thyroid… read more
I take 3mg each week, not sure what it does for me...I wear a Dexcom6 sensor patch for every 5 min BS readings accurately
You all seem to be doing everything right...!! I was diag 2013, I am… read more
My dr says because the body is in detoxing that your getting rid of good stuff to and to take culturelle that should help .but not all the time i took till box was done then stopped javent had one… read more