About the Type 2 category


#1

The Type 2 Diabetes category is intended for discussion specifically for, by and about people with Type 2 Diabetes.

If the topic you wish to read or write about is not specific to type 2 diabetes - for example if you have type 2 but are interested in conversations about mental health and diabetes in general- please consider looking in one of our other categories.


#2

Has any one found a way to prove that diabetes 2 was caused by exposure to Agent Orange defoliant in Vietnam or Thailand??


#3

I went to my doctor and we discussed my diabetes. My complaint is the wild flucuation of my numbers. I told him a used 5 or 6 units of Lispro after every meal. He told me that he has patients who use “twenty” units of insulin to react to meals.

He agreed to give me a script for Lantus (slow-acting insulin ) at one dose of twenty units at night. And then he pushed me to consider a pill to counter spikes after meals. I told him I was skeptical.

He gave me a script for Januvia ( DPP-4 inhibitor ). He seemed anxious to have me take it. He gave me a Savings Card for the pill.

He said I can keep the fast-acting Insulin Lispro and use it if need be. I will give it a shot and see if my numbers will behave.


#4

12 units of Lantus at night and one 5mg Tradjenda in the morning. Dr gave me Tradjenta instead of Januvia; it is another DPP-4 inhibiter. I am on my second day of these, and so far I still must use Insulin Lispro to treat spikes.


#5

Contact your veteran’s administration for that. I went to a meeting at my local ADA and there was a guy that worked with veterans that stated agent orange had caused diabetes in troops that were in vietnam


#6

My friends husband has been told that is how he got it. He is in his mid 60s and he takes insulin. He goes to the va for treatment in Michigan!


#7

My meds have changed. Slow acting - 14 units at night. Januvia 1/day. Fast acting Humalog as needed on a sliding scale.


#8

I saw an endochrinologist recently and they increased my diabetic meds. I am now taking Januvia along with the metformin I was taking and the amaryl. My metformin was changed from 850 mg 3 times a day to 1000 mg twice a day.


#9

Wow. This could be a helpful thread. Why did it just now show up in my “newsfeed?”

It seems to have petered out in uselessness. Aren’t there enough of us here? I have no idea. First I have seen of it…


#10

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