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Old 02-07-2013, 22:30   #1
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not sure if this will work for everyone but i have found for me, Glimepiride works better if i break the tablet into quarters instead of taking them whole

i know this shouldn't make sense on paper but this has been my experience

maybe it helps break the drug down quicker or something

for reference i take 8mg a day (two 4mg tablets) and they are scored for breaking in half


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Just a note about Glimepiride...when I first posted on this site, I noted Glimepiride as one of my most recent drugs. David Burke suggested I get off of it as soon as possible because it stimulates the pancreas beta cells to secrete more insulin leading to potential burn out of the organ. It made sense to me so after embracing the LC/HF diet, I kept checking my BS numbers and stopped taking the drug when the numbers came down. I would suggest some research into this drug, get yourself on the low carb/high fat diet, check your numbers often, and suggest to your doctor that you no longer need this particular medication. LC/HF seems to be working well for me...I'm sure it will for you as well.

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I stopped glimepiride two months ago after being on it for two years. My endo prescribed it but my GP said she would have put me on metformin first. Anyhow I notice higher (10-20 mg/dl) morning BG, but it seems the average is about the same. I am waiting for the 3 month mark to get an A1C, will let you know how it works out. Of course I am LC/HF on either med.

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i never take it unless i need it. when i stick to atkins and exercise, i never need it but there are those times when i eat too much garbage where i need to use it

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i never take it unless i need it. when i stick to atkins and exercise, i never need it but there are those times when i eat too much garbage where i need to use it
One wrong doesn't justify another.

Just a thought, not advice.

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Wasn't the comments you were looking for.

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Glimepiride overtaxes already-taxed beta cells. I would avoid it like the plague!

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This is not the 'amen' corner. You make inquiries here, type2, you'll get truth, and the truth is Glimepiride does more harm than good.

Lose the snarky attitude please.




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