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.
September 1, 2001
Pills for Diabetes
Question from East Peoria, Illinois, USA:
My mother is taking Glucophage [metformin] and has problems with extreme diarrhea due to this medication. What can she do?
If the diarrhea is clearly due to the drug, there are two easy choices:
If it’s working well, cut the dose, and see if the diarrhea is either lessened to a tolerable level or maybe gone.
If it’s not working well, discontinue the medication and try another type of diabetes pill.
Of course, this is something that she should discuss with her physician — maybe the diarrhea is due to some other cause, or a combination of something else plus the pills.