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Dulaglutide (Trulicity)

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by francesk, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. francesk

    francesk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just seen my diabetic consultant this morning, he's pleased with my blood sugar levels, my HBa1c is 40. He's put me on this new (to me) drug, which is GLP-1 therapy to help even out and gradually lower the blood sugars hopefully leading up to (at some stage in the future) a kidney transplant.
    I wondered if anyone else on here was on this drug, and how they found it? Thank you
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Great A1c Frances. You must be delighted.

    Have you had any tests to give an insight to how how pancreas is performing at the moment? The GLP-1 class of drugs work by mimicking our natural response to getting rid of blood sugars, by asking our pancreas to produce more natural insulin.

    This may be part of a master plan to get you off insulin, as well as potentially preparing you for a transplant, but it'd be good to be reassured your pancreas can still do what will be asked of it.
     
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    francesk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I am pleased!

    No, I don't know how my pancreas is working, I don't know if any of my blood tests show that, what test is it?
    I have to go back to see my consultant in five weeks time, i can ask him then.

    First injection today, fingers crossed!!
     
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