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Old 09-01-2016, 17:39   #11
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@jehartley I recommend to anyone taking drugs like glimepiride to make sure they understand how the drug works and understand the possible side-effects and long term risks.

Here's a good explanation from blood sugar 101: Amaryl, Glyburide, Prandin, Starlix: Drugs that Stimulate Insulin Secretion

The reason why people are asking for more info on what you are eating is that many of us have found that when their pancreas is still capable of making insulin (which since the medication is working for you, yours is), they had great success managing their blood sugar by lowering carbs and can stop taking that medication.

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still curious as to what exactly you are eating so you can see if there are any diet adjustments
It depends really. My staple breakfast is a protein shake (less that 1g of sugar and carbs in it) and some turkey bacon. Snack a couple hours later is usually an apple or pear. Lunch has usually been a salad, but since work has stepped up, it has been a protein bar with 20g of carbs and 1g of sugar (after reading this forum, I am rethinking that choice) and then an afternoon snack is a handful of almonds, and for dinner I usually have salmon, chicken, steak or pork, a salad, and either a side of squash, broccoli, cauliflower, sourkraut or Brussel sprouts.

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@jehartley I recommend to anyone taking drugs like glimepiride to make sure they understand how the drug works and understand the possible side-effects and long term risks.


The reason why people are asking for more info on what you are eating is that many of us have found that when their pancreas is still capable of making insulin (which since the medication is working for you, yours is), they had great success managing their blood sugar by lowering carbs and can stop taking that medication.
Good Lord! If it causes all of those problems why would my doctor prescribe it for me?!?

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Doctors take the easy way out unfortunately

I would eliminate the fruit if I were you.

I would also eat to your meter. see what the shake really does to your BG, etc

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Good Lord! If it causes all of those problems why would my doctor prescribe it for me?!?
I asked my doctor that exact question when he had me taking Januvia. His reply was that sometime doctors have to decide whether the risks associated with the medication are worse than the disease itself. Crazy unless you realize that most doctors believe that diabetes is a progressive disease that leads to death!

I believe that if I can use LCHF lifestyle including eating to my meter and monitoring my BS.....I will die of causes unrelated to diabetes. Time will tell the story.

By the way, I stopped taking Januvia that day! 8 years ago...

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Good Lord! If it causes all of those problems why would my doctor prescribe it for me?!?
In addition to what has been mentioned as possible reasons, some of the blame can be placed on our society in general that wants quick fixes, where most people would rather take a pill and not make any lifestyle changes, especially any change in diet.

The folks on this forum are not typical - we ARE willing to make the changes. You're with a great group of diabetics.

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