Success with Rybelsus (so far...)

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Old 01-16-2020, 22:46   #1
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I was prescribed this type 2 GLP-1 med by a new endo last month and I'm amazed at how this is curbing my appetite and helping my BS numbers go down since my meal and snack portions are less. The last few years I was averaging between 170 and 220.

I 1st started the 3mg samples for 30 days which was no problem. Last week I began 7mg and although there's a strange feeling in my stomach after the first 15 minutes, in my case, no nausea or other side effects. I also started seeing a CDE nutritionist who's having me keep food journals and carb counting. My A1C was 8.0 in November and down to 7.5 this month. My 14 day average now reads 103 and although my next endo appt is in April, she is already expecting it to be in the 6's, hopefully, low 6's.

This drug just came out officially last September and is manufactured by the same people that make Ozempic and it's a pill, not an injection. Fortunately, I qualified for the $10/month coupon which is good until 2/21. This month, the new doctor took 1 4mg Glimepiride pill off so I still take 1 in the evening and I still take 2000 mg of metformin, 80mg of Lisonopril, 10mg Atorvastatin and 10mg Farxiga.

That's a lot of meds but with help from the CDE nutritionist, hopefully I'll be off these if my numbers continue to stay this way.

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Old 01-17-2020, 00:34   #2
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Congratulations on your improved A1c. That's tremendous. Glad this new protocol is working for you and that you're happy with it thus far.

Am not giving you this link to scare you as a lot of people take this class of drug, get good results, and are pleased. At the same time, it's always good to get as much information as possible about our meds and it's in this spirit I post this link: https://www.bloodsugar101.com/glp-1-agonists

If you've read around the forum over time, you know we respect Jenny Ruhl - the owner of the blog - and her research capabilities. You might want to share this with your endo and get his/her feedback as well.

Keto definitely isn't for everyone, but I experience the low appetite you mention by eating that way so can relate to what a pleasure it is to actually forget to eat! Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to manage my diabetes on its own and I do use insulin, but far less of it than I would if my portions weren't as well controlled. So it makes perfect sense that you'll be able to reduce meds in time!

Again, congrats on your lower A1c!

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Dx'ed Feb 2011 w/ BS > 600
A1C: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other Stuff
2/13/11 .. 14.7 . . . . . . Trig/HDL ratio .. 5.5 to 2.2 in 6 mo
5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

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