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amymorel 11-07-2015 21:33

Father with type 2 diabetes
 
Hello,

My father has type 2 diabetes. His doctor has him on 4 oral medications. These seems like a lot?

Shalynne 11-07-2015 21:46

Welcome to the Forum, Amy! :welcome:

Unfortunately, we don't have enough info to give you a proper answer. If you know what meds he's taking, please tell us:

1. If all 4 meds are for diabetes.

2. Which meds he's on.

In general, we believe that meds are sometimes necessary ... but we keep them to a minimum. We take what we need, no more and no less.

amymorel 11-07-2015 22:04

Yes, 4 diabetes medications. Metformin, Glipizide, Actos, and a newer one (can't remember the name...oral medication and very expensive!)

Bounty 11-07-2015 22:09

You might want to Google Actos recall/bladder cancer.

Also, curious as to what the "very expensive" oral medication is.

Kristin251 11-08-2015 17:42

Glip is going to be nothing but trouble. That is one crazy med

Shalynne 11-08-2015 19:08

Glipizide can cause serious low blood glucose (hypolycemic) episodes.

On the whole, the safest diabetic meds are also the oldest: Metformin and insulin.

Nutrition is the Number One treatment of choice, whether or not additional meds are also required.

Is your dad on any kind of eating plan?


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