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Old 06-20-2019, 03:22   #1
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I was diagnosed in 2009. I have tried a variety of medications, most intolerable for different reasons, but I’m trying again with the heavy guns. I take glipizide twice a day, I managed on that alone until I started needing shots in my knees and the cortisone made my sugars skyrocket. So now I’m back on victoza but will have to change when my samples run out. I can’t afford $900 a prescription.

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Old 06-20-2019, 03:39   #2
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Hi, Monav. Welcome to the forum! There's a lot of experience and support on these pages. I hope you can take advantage of them.

One of the things you'll find as you look around these forums is that many of us are managing our blood glucose levels and either minimizing medications or doing without them altogether by eating very few carbohydrates. I don't know how you're eating, but if you're not low-carbing it, you may find it a good alternative to medications that aren't working well with your body.

I would recommend taking a little time to look at a few resources, like the Blood Sugar 101 Web site. It's a good overview of how everything works so you can make some informed decisions about managing your T2.

I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

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Hi Monav, welcome to the forum. Lots of great info on this site not to mention the folks here. Everyone is so helpful and supportive.

Hope to see you around.

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Old 06-21-2019, 17:14   #4
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Hi Monav, welcome to the forum. Doctors almost always try medications as a first resort and then different medications as some fail to get the desired effects. when you do get the desired effects, there are often, with almost all medications, some undesired effects that come along with them. Education about the meds used to treat Type 2 diabetes should be a must for all us. YOu can google many of the individual meds web sites to read about them. I'd recommend the Bloodsugar 101 meds section as a starting place.

You have tried different meds, curious about what has been done over the past 10 years and the results/reasons for change. Has you doctor ever discussed foods you eat or your activity levels?

Yup, steroids do play havoc with blood sugar control. Hope the need for further injections can be eliminated.

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Hi Monav! welcome to the forum. Where do you live? Here in Colorado our governor just made it illegal to charge over $100 a month for insulin. The law does not go into effect until Jan 2020, but a friend of mine just picked up her insulin and the company had already dropped it to $37. From what I am reading there are other states looking at what Governor Polis did and considering doing the same thing.

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