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Old 11-07-2015, 22:33   #1
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Hello,

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

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Welcome to the Forum, Amy!

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.

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

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You might want to Google Actos recall/bladder cancer.

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

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

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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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