1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Read the round up of the news, w/c 12/02/18. Click here to see.
    Dismiss Notice

Diabetes meds. What can you tolerate?

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance Reactions' started by AndyPandy, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    824
    Location:
    Australia
    I'm a skinny type 2 diabetic. Diagnosed 1997 but could have had it well before then.

    ME since 2011.

    Prior to ME I successfully controlled my diabetes with diet and exercise. With ME I was put on drugs. I had problems with Metformin - gut and energy - so I have been trying to manage without it with my endocrinologist's agreement.

    My gut and energy problems have improved (particularly the gut) but my BGLs are going up even on a low carb diet. I can't exercise and am fairly inactive due to ME.

    I suspect my endocrinologist is going to want me back on meds. I don't want to go on Metformin again.

    Just wondering what diabetes meds ME sufferers are tolerating (other than metformin)?

    I also have MCS so any drugs are tricky for me. I want to be able to research the side effects of a few options before my next appointment which is on 19 February.

    Thanks Andy
     
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Not a moderator

    Messages:
    2,125
    Likes Received:
    11,716
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Victoza works pretty well for me. I had about a week of constipation when starting it, but magnesium got things started up again :p I don't think I had side effects from gliclazide, it just left me too high at night and too low in the middle of the day.
     
    AndyPandy likes this.
  3. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    824
    Location:
    Australia
  4. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    1,423
    I am taking nothing and have out of control diabetes. All this started five years ago when I was in hospital, a whole stack of blood results went nuts in the next year. This is an unfolding story and I will be slowly moving toward doing this, as and when I am able. I did move to a high protein diet but its not proving very successful. Even on very low carbs my blood sugar is nuts. For decades I had been able to control it well with careful eating. After breaking my ankle and leg surgery, plus a stack of drugs, things got out of control. This is also when my ferritin went skyrocketing.

    This week my focus is on a vascular specialist.

    There are drugs that limit how much glucose the liver can produce. I forget the names right now, I have a list somewhere. Those drugs may be my first choice in testing. Some of the drugs double down on ME pathology, I want to avoid those. The whole class Metformin is in are included in that.
     
    AndyPandy, Wonko and Valentijn like this.
  5. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    824
    Location:
    Australia
    Thanks @alex3619

    Sorry you are struggling with your diabetes.

    I hope the vascular specialist helps you.

    I will post about the outcome of my next appointment with the endocrinologist, including any drugs she recommends.
     

Share This Page