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Fri Dec 27 19:45:17 UTC 2013

Am taking Bydureon 1x weekly injection and cycloset 3-.8 tabs daily for T2. Ideas for subst. meds since Ins. won't cover and can't take metformin, etc.
Asked By: danacsings  
Category: Type 2

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T2 for approx 6yrs. Allergic to metformin and the like. Last A1C was 5.7 while taking Cycloset 3-.8 tabs daily and bydureon 1x weekly injection. Obviously, they have been working wonderfully for me. My insurance will no longer cover them starting 1/1/14. Should I just go to insulin now? I have a sensitive digestive tract with IBS, hence the heightened sensitvity to metformin and all those type of drugs. My pcp says just to consider myself allergic to them due to severe reactions. I work fulltime so can't sit at home 10 ft from the bathroom . :-( I did take Byetta for a while by itself but it didn't do that well for me. I'm in a quandry as to what to try now...Thanks
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2014-05-21 14:03:45.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

I think that you know what options are available. This may be the time to go on insulin. Since you have been taking injections, needles should not be a problem for you.

Once your insulin dose is adjusted, you may experience fewer complications. Convenient devices, such as insulin pens, provide flexibility in your daily life.

Remember that the most effective use of insulin is in combination with a healthful meal and exercise plan.

Learn more about insulin.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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