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A prominent endocrinologist has called for a dramatic change in drug treatment standards for type 2 diabetes - metformin, TZDs, and Byetta right from diagnosis. Would you be willing to take three medications if it would improve your control?
Yes, anything for my health.
 
Yes, if it is affordable for me.
 
Yes, but only if the ADA endorses it.
 
No, I'm happy with my current level of control.
 
No, I'm not willing to take an injectable drug (i.e., Byetta).
 
I'm not sure.
 

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...