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Type 2 Dapaglifozin v trulicity

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Cana, Aug 16, 2019 at 9:38 AM.

  1. Cana

    Cana Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So asked dr about change of meds. The one she said she would be happy with was an injection once a week. Called trulicity.

    While I decide I’m back on 10 mg of dapaglizin.

    Anyone have any thoughts, ideas etc on trulicity?
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    With an HbA1c of 54 why has your doc upped the meds?
     
  3. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Have you researched it much? Searched for threads on here about it?

    It’s a different class and instead of removing excess glucose via urine it’ll be getting your pancreas to produce more insulin as well as reducing glucagon dumping (a bit like metformin). It can slow digestion and side effects at least in the short term can be diarrhoea. I seem to recall metformin, even slow release, didn’t suit you.

    In your shoes I’d prefer to exhaust the low carb options first, but perhaps you feel you’ve gone as far as you’re able to down that route even if it’s not as far as some go. It does have to fit your life I know.
     
  4. Cana

    Cana Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Dr happy fir me to do low carb but she says I have to be on meds as she wants me reversing it
     
  5. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Doesn’t she know low carb can reverse it all by itself for many people? And that’s her advice, but your decision remember.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Then your doc knows surprisingly little about the successful remission of T2 with medication...
     
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  7. Cana

    Cana Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don’t really want a should I be on meds debate. I’m happy with what dr suggests. My sugars haven’t reduced and they need to.
    My question is just about which drug. I’ve read up in trulicity and not sure it’s right fir me.
    Dr said the main side effect she has heard of is constipation. Out of that and peeing I’ll take peeing. At least you can control it somewhat.

    But it was just for a discussion on what real people have found.
     
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