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Is Januvia (sitaglipitin) appetite suppressing?

Discussion in 'Other Diabetic Medications' started by lorib64, Aug 19, 2021.

  1. lorib64

    lorib64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am type 2 on metformin. I am on a keto diet and had been losing weight slowly. I had great labs in June and was taken off Januvia. Now, my weight loss has stalled. I feel.hungry often. I am working on kicking nighttime snacks. Any tips for dealing with hunger when I have had enough calories?
  2. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have taken Januvia briefly, and the similar Galvus (vildagliptin), and haven't found them to have any notable effect in reducing appetite. That said, I have the appetite of a feral hog, so you may have had better luck. My father (also diabetic) has said metformin reduces his appetite quite notably, and I believe this is a commonly reported feature. Perhaps when you get used to it, your hunger will reduce. Putting that aside, as someone who is permanently hungry, I have found black coffee and genmaicha useful for staving off hunger without adding additional calories.

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