High insulin and Januvia
The Berkeley Test shows that my insulin level is "16" and goal is "<10".
My internist suggested I take Januvia which stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin. I fail to understand why I should take a med that increases insulin since I already have too high a level.
If my insulin is not good enough to do the job, then, why would more insulin produced from the same pancreas do a better job?
Januvia would raise the insulin level higher, right?
What happens to all that insulin? Insulin level just go higher?
I have controlled Type 2 diabetes for 8 years via diet/exercise only, current A1c 5.9. Exercise is limited due to complications from gallbladder surgery.
Currently I am having problems with sudden weakness about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. after eating breakfast. I believe it is related to diabetes, however, the internist had no idea why I was having weakness. Eating definitely bails me out, but, weakness is ongoing rest of the day. I am thinking I may be having reactive hypoglycemia or not eating enough carbs. However, this evening I had sudden weakness just before dinner at 6:00 p.m. and lunch was a hearty meal, salad with chicken, crispy tortilla, chips, carrots at local resturant.
Your thoughts on taking Januvia is apprecaited.