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Old 03-22-2010, 12:34   #1
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My 16 year old son has type 2 diabetes for 2 years. On Metformin 1000 Bid and Glyburide Bid. Has gradual weight loss that won't stop. Is it from the medication? Has lost 90 pounds. Last a1c was 7.8.

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Hello, welcome to Diabetes Forum. His A1c of 7.8 shows he is running a lot of high blood sugar. If he gets better control and reduces the A1c to 6.5, or less, then his weight loss may stop. An A1c below 6.0 is considered a non diabetic level. many diabetics are able to maintain that level. Doing that makes diabetes complications much less likely.

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We go to the Doctor tomorrow. I think they might start him on insulin 1x per day. What do you think of that idea? I am so worried about starting the insulin.

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Insulin seems to be appropriate at this time. Most Type 2 diabetics have to use insulin eventually. There is also a possibility of increasing his medicine dosages and adding an additional medicine.

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Thank You for the words of wisdom. I thought with the weight loss he would improve but that's not the case. He even works out routinely.

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Exercise, diet and portion size are all very important. A low carb diet is strongly advisable. I east only 130 carbs per day and exercise every day. My A1c is 5.6. I have been a diabetic for 64 years and am very healthy.

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Just popping in to say Hi & welcome, ljb. Glad you've joined us and I hope we can give you support and some peace of mind about caring for your son & his diabetes. Don't be afraid of insulin - it's a life-saving tool for controlling diabetes. Some of us utilize everything available - diet, exercise, oral meds and insulin. Whatever it takes to keep those blood sugars low, and live a long happy life!

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Are you on medication also?

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I take medicine for cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin resistance. (Vytorin, Altace and Avandia).

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Started my son on Lantus 14 units at 10pm. Stopping the glyburide but continuing the Metformin 1000 2/day. His A1C was 9.0 today. He has been feeling very tired. Does this sound reasonable?

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