Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
May 28, 2002
Pills for Diabetes
Question from Rhode Island, USA:
I am 44 years old, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes almost three years ago, and I have been taking Glucophage [metformin]. I lost 15 pounds while taking the medication, but recently I was switched to the generic form, and I noticed I gained five pounds. Does the generic form work as well as the one from a trademark company?
The FDA approves generics that are said to be equivalent to the brand name. I don’t know if others have had the same experience with the change to generic metformin, but I, too, have patients who seem to have higher glucoses. I have actually switched some back to brand name with better glucose control.