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Medications: Pills for Diabetes

Does hypothyroidism have an effect on the function of the pancreas? If it does, what is it? Does the medication for blood sugar control become ineffective because of hypothyroidism?

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What is the new pill for type 1 diabetes? I read a article in Reader’s Digest of September, 1999.

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I am a twenty five year old woman and have had diabetes for sixteen years. My doctor has just put me on Glucophage. I do take two insulin shots a day (Regular and NPH). I am a little scared about taking this drug due to the fact that I cannot locate any info on people with Type 1 diabetes taking it.

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My husband, age forty, has Type 1. He has had the disease for 15 years. Should his physician be prescribing the new drug repaglinide (Prandin) since he is a Type 1 diabetic taking two shots a day of 70/30 insulin?

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Is it common to use Glucophage with type 1 diabetes?

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My 13 year old son has been on insulin for four months. He has had a blood test which showed that he has MODY. They have taken him off insulin and put him on tablets, new to us in the United Kingdom. Have you tried this? What are your results?

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I’m a mother of a 14 year old boy who was diagnosed 6 years ago with Type 1. I’ve read in the newspaper about Actus which is supposed to be a good help for diabetes. Please could you explain me what that is?

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I am 20 years old have type 1 diabetes. My doctor has told me that I am beginning to become insulin resistant, therefore she put me on Avandia. Should I be taking a medication that is for type 2 diabetes?

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What is the role of oral hypoglycemic agents in treatment of children with diabetes mellitus?

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I’m a Type 2, 29-year-old male and was diagnosed last month with a reading of 288. Now after a month of diet, exercise, and intake of a diabetes pill, my fasting reading has dropped to 86. I want to stop the medication to see if I can control just by diet and exercise; is this possible?

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