I've been resistant to taking drugs. Trying to lower sugar on my own but it's not working. I was prescribed Januvia and I'm really afraid of meds as I am so med sensitive. Can someone tell me their side effects. Though I know everyone is different, when hearing about side effects there is usually a common symptom that users have. So let's hear about them, please?
My endo had me on it last summer (i was on it for a short time only because of it's sky-high price) I had no serious side effects, but i did have some headaches and slight nosebleeds, but nothing serious. It is suppose to help lower high blood sugar, what i found amazing is that you can take it on an empty stomach (unlike the sulfonylureas like Glyburide where you have to take with food). I am considering asking to be put back on it again on my next visit next month, i actually want to go off the Glyburide because i believe it is contributing to my weight gain (i'm on a small dose so maybe it's not)
Overall i would say i was happy with the results from the Januvia.
I'd do some research if I were you. My doctor suggested Januvia, but when I looked into it, I found that it works by increasing insulin production, which I was afraid may wear out the beta cells sooner. I would prefer to take metformin, which works by lowering insulin resistance in the cells. Right now I am doing fine with diet and exercise, so no need for drugs.
Hi Thanks for responses. What would be good numbers after dinner. I am honestly trying to do this without drugs but my numbers are sketchy. Last night I was 156 two hours after dinner. How bad is that?