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Sat Nov 16 15:15:39 UTC 2013

I have problems with my sugar roller coasting. the Dr. put me on Juniva 25mg. I am not on any other sugar medicine. I am afraid of taking this med.
Asked By: ladydi265  

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I have diabetic 2 and have a lot of other medical problems, Would appreciate any tips about taking Juniva. My main problem is going to low...
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2013-11-22 22:10:08.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Fear of going low is common. You may know someone who experienced symptoms from hypogelycemia (low blood sugar). Or, you have had an experience yourself.

You doctor prescribed Januvia to help you achieve better blood glucose control. This medicine works only when your blood glucose is high (usually after eating). This mechanism does not work when your blood sugar is low so hypoglycemia is unlikely.

Frequent fingersticks helps you to keep attuned with your blood glucose. You get a better understanding of how you respond to food intake, exercise and the medicine you take. Your risk of hypoglycemia is very low. Be sure to talk with your doctor about your concerns.

Learn more about hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) and Januvia.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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2014-02-05 13:42:48.0

I was on Metformin for quite awhile but that was making me go to low also. I think alot of my problems is staying on a schedule of eating because everyday is different and it seems to hit me the worse between breakfast and lunch. Thanks for your reply...
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2014-02-04 18:03:48.0

is there a reason you were NOT put on metformin? it is the best for type2 & has the best safety profile of any diabetes medicine. it also has a very very low risk of low blood sugar.
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2013-12-14 23:17:20.0

My doctor recently put me on Januvia and it has helped control my nighttime highs. My concern is the possible connection with pancreatic cancer. How will I know if it is causing a problem before waiting for doctor tests?
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