For your info, below is the link to the “Clinical trial: Januvia plus insulin” that I wrote about above on April 30th. First, since that time, the link has either been updated, stating in relevant part that “This [Merck] study has been completed”–or else, I didn’t click on “Read full story >” the first time I came across the link. Notably, the bottom of the “Sitagliptin Added-on to Insulin Study” page says in relevant part: “ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 01, 2009.” (Emphasis added by me.)
Perhaps one of the other more knowledgeable TuDiabetes members, such as Jenny, can tell us how to find out the outcome of the Januvia plus insulin clinical study.
I’m wondering why Merck hasn’t updated the patient information sheet that comes with Januvia tablets to reflect their study. My most recent leaflet, which says “Revised October 2008” states in relevant part: “JANUVIA has not been studied with insulin, a medicine known to cause low blood sugar.”
Importantly, I’m sorry you passed out. When I first started treatment for diabetes using Levemir 8 units at bedtime, I would get feelings of shakiness around only 115, which I corrected by eating about 7 grams of carbs–usually 1T peanut butter and an apple slice–as recommended by my diabetes educator. Once, 115 was low for me too. I’m not on BP meds. Hope the above info helps. Please let us know the outcome of your telephone call to your doctor. Best regards, Lucy