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Medications: Pills for Diabetes

I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with Type 2. I am trying to get pregnant. My general practitioner prescribed Glucophage. My OB/GYN told me to go ahead and take it. I have since read that Glucophage should not be taken during pregnancy.

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My mother has been taking Prandin for one month, and when her finger is lanced, her blood runs out as thin as water. Is this normal? Would the continued use of this product cause a lack of clotting that could be fatal?

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I am a 32 year old female. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I was 18. Over the last 2 years, I have had an increasing problem with insulin resistance. My doctors think that I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCO). Do you have any information on other women with diabetes and PCO who are taking oral medication in addition to Insulin?

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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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