Originally Posted by rose620
There are several out there for diabetes. My dr just presbribed Januvia. I've read that this could cause reflux, for which I already suffer. I know every pill causes a side effect. That's why I've been trying on my own to lower my numbers. My A1C went from 6,9 to 7.2. Something has to be done so I've been avoiding all carbs while starring at my bottle of pills in the hopes that maybe I can do this alone. My readings go from 120 and sometimes lower to over 200 if I get off track.
Is there one pill over the other that lowers blood sugar without many unwanted side effects?
Every person is different and you may not get any side effects at all. Keep in mind that high glucose has it's own side effects. In the long term you can go blind, have a heart attack, lose your kidneys, or have an amputation. So there is a danger too of not taking the pills.
Discuss your concerns with your doctor. The a1c over 7 puts you in a range where the likelihood of complications is higher. Best of luck and take good care of yourself.