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Old 05-28-2015, 01:41   #21
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Question, has anyone found a completely natural replacement to any of these medications like a severe diet change or some kind of natural supplement that lowers our a1c? You would think with all the $$$$$ that has been poured into research for Diabetes they would be able to come up with something that doesn't have many negative side effects to our bodies that some of these common meds do.

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LC/HF is the most normal treatment. If after a trial of a month and it is still not in line, metformin or insulin are the next line of healthy treatment. Is this what you are asking?

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I take metformin, lantus, glyburide and januvia. My doctor put me on Januvia a couple of months ago and I noticed a drop in my b.s. levels right away. The action of Januvia is on your liver. It stops the liver from making glucose and that is what my liver does every night and why I get the b.s. level spikes in the morning. All the meds I am taking right now seem to be working for me and I have no problems yet. I will be seeing an endocrinologist next week and I will see what she says about all these meds I am taking.

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Actually, metformin works mainly in the liver, helping with insulin resistance and curbing the liver dumps. Januvia works in the pancreas, forcing it to produce more insulin. I'm on metformin and Lantus, both of which work well and very low in bad side effects.

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Glyburide and januvia are both potent drugs that have serious side effects and can eventually wear out the pancreas. Yes, they work - but at a cost.

Metformin is a safe drug that has been around for years and has a good track record. This drug, along with a LCHF way of eating can do wonders for BG. If one's pancreas can't keep up, however, then insulin would be my personal choice rather than any other drug.

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My doctor started me on Metformin when I was first diagnosed with type II over 8 years ago. He then after a year or so added Januvia to my meds.

That year I had 3 or 4 severe upper respiratory infections, all of which required me to go on antibiotics to get them cleared up. At the time it seemed I was coughing and sick continually all year long. It finally occurred to me that all of this started soon after I started taking Januvia. On line research revealed to me that one of the side effects are UPPER RESPRIATORY PROBLEMS! I stopped taking Januvia that day, with no impact on my Ac1 results.

Beware of this stuff....! Read all of the potential side effects and watch for them...

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