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Medications: Pills for Diabetes

My husband is 31 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 5 years ago. He is currently on an insulin pump and is also taking Glucophage. I’ve been trying to find information on Glucophage and its use in Type 1 diabetes treatment to see the pros and cons.

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My father is 79 and has had type 1 diabetes for almost 20 years. About three months ago, his doctor changed his medications. Could you please comment on the use of Actos and Glucophage with NPH for type 1?

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I am a 41-year-old man who was diagnosed with type 1 over 27 years ago. I visited a new internist who suggested that Actos would help me manage the peaks and valleys of my blood glucose. I checked it out and the Actos website says that it is “inappropriate” for type 1. Should I fill the prescription?

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I’m a type 2 diabetic and currently taking an oral medication. I’ve just discovered that I’m 2 weeks pregnant and I have read and researched that major birth defects on a developing fetus can be very harmful within the 1st month of pregnancy while on oral medications.

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My 11 year old niece was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I thought children only got type 1. I was told that children cannot be on pills, only insulin. What risks are we taking by giving her Glucophage?

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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost 20 years ago. My new doctor has recommended that I try Glucophage in addition to my insulin. I have not yet found any information about its effects on type 1 diabetes. Is there any information you could give me that would help me to make a better decision as to whether I should take Glucophage?

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My daughter is 18 and has Type 1 diabetes. She has been noncompliant with this disease. We recently switched her doctor to an adult endocrinologist. He is very unhappy with her A1c which is 12. He wants to put her Avandia to see if her body will react to the insulin better.

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He saw a local doctor who put him on metformin blood pressure tablets, cholesterol tablets, and, he is taking a tablet for sinus. His general health is now terrible, constantly ill. I believe with diet and exercise, it is not necessary for him to have medication at this stage, so long as the sugar level is kept under control. I have asked him to go and talk to the Diabetes Centre so that he may be reassured of his state of health. What do you think?

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My son was diagnosed hyperinsulinemia. He is 9 years old and the endocrinologist put him on Glucophage twice a day. I haven’t found much information on Glucophage in treatment of hyperinsulinemia and I was wondering if you had any information on it.

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My son is 2 years old. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 4 months ago. I would like to know if oral hypoglycemic medications are a possible treatment for his diabetes when his blood sugar reading before a meal is normal.

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