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Gliclazide!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Jaxx01, May 15, 2014.

  1. Jaxx01

    Jaxx01 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Me again. Sorry :( those who were prescribed gliclazide how long before you noticed a difference in you blood sugars? Basically how long before im likely to feel a tad bit better :(

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    RachelleMorgan Type 2 · Newbie

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    Iv been on Gliclazide for 2 weeks now and am hoping to see a change in my blood sugars. How long have you been on it for hunni?
     
  3. Jaxx01

    Jaxx01 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I only started yesterday lol but my docs suggested that I may not actually be type 2 so im wondering how long it takes...im guessing itll be a few days before its in my system and kicking in :/ just hope it works xx

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  4. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    When you say they don't think your type 2 do they think your type 1? Gliclizide had no effect on me until I went on to Victoza then It dropped over night, and had to come off gliclizide due to hypos


    Type 2 diagnosed 24/01/2013.
    Novomix 30, Victoza, Simvistatin.
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I was similar. I was initially diagnosed T2 and put on a balsa insulin & gliclazide. Didn't do the trick and after further tests found out I was T1.
     
  6. Jaxx01

    Jaxx01 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mo1905 in all seriousness im.pretty sure im.headed in same direction. Im 33, not overweight and my hba1c has gone from 6.5 to 10.9 in little under a year despite 4 x metformin a day. Trying the gliclazide as a last ditch effort I think. Thts the impression I got anyway lol

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  7. Jaxx01

    Jaxx01 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats interesting Crimsonclient. Ive heard about Victoza but have no idea what it is. Could this maybe be the other injectable medication they mentioned to me yesterday?

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    John_ch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, when I went on to Glicazide, it was 2 or 3 weeks before I started to notice the drop in my readings. I don't know if it's the same for everyone?
    My practice nurse was speaking about Victoza last time I was in. It's a non insulin injection that's given once a day. I think she said it works similar to the Glicazide by stimulating your body's insulin.
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. It sounds like you may well be a Late onset T1 candidate. Victoza is normally for those who have excess weight. I found Gliclazide full dose worked a bit for a while but as the islet cells fade away it can't help. If Glic doesn't help after a few weeks then do ask for the two T1 tests, GAD and c-peptide. Either way I'm afraid insulin may be the right treatment but it's not as bad as it may sound and does the trick
     
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    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    It could be Victoza or byetta they could be on about, I am now on insulin and Victoza, as someone says Victoza is mostly given to people with excess weight, however I have seen people that are type 1 that's on Victoza,


    Type 2 diagnosed 24/01/2013.
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  11. happy girl 1949

    happy girl 1949 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on glixazide as well and it does not seam to be working for me don't know when it will start, I take 2in the morning does anyone know how many you can take


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    Pollylocks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ...I guess we're all different, I took gliclazide when I was first diagnosed and it worked instantly, and far too well, so I went on to diet only for quite a few years..
     
  13. Jaxx01

    Jaxx01 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on the max dose of 4 x day. Ive been on them 5ish weeks and still my levels are around 8/9 post meal and im low carbing :/ I have until the 9th july to get my hba1c down to 48 or im facing insulin :(

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  14. destiny0321

    destiny0321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all. I am on glizlizide 80mg x 1 morning, 80mg x1 evening sugars still high


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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hijack your thread, I've been on gliclizade for 3 months, due to go back for me Hba1c within the next couple of weeks, I know my levels have come down, but I'm a big girl, was losing weight nicely but have put a stone back on which I'm not happy about, can anyone suggest what I should ask the DN for a change to?
     
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