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Hi, my name is Rod and i was diagnosed with type 2 December 21st 2009. I just finished diabetes education which was very helpful.
Currently taking Januvia and metformin and seems to keep my numbers under control.
So now i'll go checkout the rest of the forum and see if i can pick up some tips

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Hi, my name is Rod and i was diagnosed with type 2 December 21st 2009. I just finished diabetes education which was very helpful.
Currently taking Januvia and metformin and seems to keep my numbers under control.
So now i'll go checkout the rest of the forum and see if i can pick up some tips

Rod
:welcome: Hi Rod! Did you take a class at your local diabetes chapter or at a local hospital? I have taken a diabetes self-management class a couple of different times at a couple different places. Next Monday I start my "Thinking like a pancreas" class. It is for T2 on insulin. I can't wait! Glad to hear that you are keeping your numbers under control. My doctor wanted me to try Januvia but it has a tendency to cause gastrointestinal problems so I didn't try it. I have never known anyone who has taken that. This is a really good forum, there are many smart folks on here. Come and visit often.
 

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:welcome: Hi Rod! Did you take a class at your local diabetes chapter or at a local hospital? I have taken a diabetes self-management class a couple of different times at a couple different places. Next Monday I start my "Thinking like a pancreas" class. It is for T2 on insulin. I can't wait! Glad to hear that you are keeping your numbers under control. My doctor wanted me to try Januvia but it has a tendency to cause gastrointestinal problems so I didn't try it. I have never known anyone who has taken that. This is a really good forum, there are many smart folks on here. Come and visit often.
Hi breezeonby, i took the class at the local hospital, they covered a lot including nutrition. We even had a 1 on 1 with the nurse for one hour outside of the class times, so i was pretty happy with everything that was covered there.
I have to take januvia with a meal or it will mess me up.
 

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Good to meet you, Rod - welcome aboard! I hope you find some helpful hints around here . . . we try to remember to share when we find things that work for us, and sometimes our little tricks even work for other people too! :D

I was diagnosed about a year ago; have attained & maintained pretty good control with metformin and a lower carb diet. As my avatar indicates, I'm a gray-haired old granny, and I love it! :cool:

So ask all your questions & post all your comments - it's all about helping each other. Thank you for joining us and I hope we forge a long strong friendship.

take care,

 

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Hello Rod! Good to meet you! Glad the Januvia and Metformin are working for you :) When I was still taking orals I did try the Januvia but at that point my body was done with the oral meds so it didnt work for me. I do have a friend however that uses it and has been doing well with it. Looking forward to getting to know you. We do try to help each other out as much as possible here. There are a great bunch of people here :)

Cheers
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