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... Medications do not cure type 2 diabetes. They control it. Your blood sugar is now normal because you are taking the medication. This is a stupid example, but bear with me. If you had a leaking garden hose, you could stop the problem by adding tape. Once the leak is gone, you would not take off the tape, would you? The medication is the "tape" that is taking care of the problem... (3 replies)
... I have been in Actos 45 mg once in the morning a day for last 8 months. The results were not good as the sugar levels were between 230-290. Doctor added Metphormin 500 mg twice a day for last one month and results are getting better (i.e. 90-100) but how long do I have to continue with it? Or is there better cure for type 2 with different med or herbal stuff, please advise.... (3 replies)
... As another poster mentioned oral meds do not cure but merely control type II diabetes. As you get older and have used oral medications for quite a while they usually begin to fail and you have to adjust your medication dosage or change the medication and eventually go on insulin as you simply stop producing any significant insulin. However, the progress of the disease depends... (3 replies)

... Sir, Its Unfortunate, that You, Me & People like Us, suffering from Diabetes Type 2 or even other Type, has to Take care all through out the LIfe. Like we take Food to survive, We got to take care to Manage & Maintain our Blood Glucose with in Specified Parameter. More We remain in the Specific Band, More We are Healthier & helping ourselves. Yes, How we achive the... (3 replies)
... My doctor told me that the results are seen after four weeks. I am taking Actos 45 mg once a day in the morning before b'fast and Metphormin 500 mg twice a day after meals. I started Metphormin 3 weeks back and results are better! I am keeping my fingers crossed but for how long I have to continue? ... (13 replies)
... better for about 4 weeks now and have gained weight. My doctor put me on metphormin and said it would help me lose also, but don't see anything yet!! Very frustrating. ... (11 replies)
... Hi Everyone, I'm new to this board. I have been diabetic for about six years now. About a month ago, my doctor put me on metphormin. Okay, so I take 4mg of amaryl twice a day, and metformin 500mg twice a day. I have been using my treadmill 3-4 times per week, watching what I eat, and using it at a decent pace, not slow. Well, I have gained 3 pounds!!! I though I was... (0 replies)
... Hi! YES, I am on medication.....metphormin......and that is why he says it should be under 100 in the morning. I am exercising, watching diet (I've lost 14 lbs so far), etc....I just thought since I am on medication, that is where I read morninig readings should be no more than I not figuring this out correctly? Thanks! Kathy :wave: (6 replies)
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Oct 31, 2004
... Since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2000,ive lost 150 lbs,currently 180 lbs-5ft9",and I currently take one 500 mg Glucaphage pill a day,I like to help others with there struggles with this sickness.Just recently a fellow co-worker was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.He is 5'8" tall,and said he was weighed in at 434 lbs.The doctor has him taking Metphormin 500 mg twice... (5 replies)
... Both parts are amazing! Two dozen + 2 liters! Not sure I could top that :p Fantastic job on bringing the sugars back down to where you can control it with oral meds. (13 replies)
... self into the hospital,and it took 3 days to get my sugar down to 400.After 5 days I was able to go home,but was on insilin for 3 months.Now,I just take 500mg of Metphormin a day. ... (13 replies)

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