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1/25/20 8:15 P

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My internist is retiring. Will be seeing a new doctor in April. I had been followed by an endocrinologist, she returned me to my regular doc once the numbers had started coming down. The drug that was reduced was Victoza. I was taking the full dose of 1.8mg per day. The "middle " dose of 1.2 is what I had changed to. This was because my numbers had been staying down and the cost when in the "donut" was over $270. a month. Hard on social security. Will be discussing all this with the new physician.

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1/25/20 12:39 P

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So sorry this has happened. You use the term "MD". If this is a generalist, I recommend that you get an endocrinologist. Having a specialist made all the difference to me in managing my diabetes. I know she would never have cut my non-insulin med at a 6.9 A1C reading. Maybe under 6, yes.
Best to you getting things under control and feeling well!



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1/25/20 12:31 P

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So sorry for the frustration. IT really is a fine balancing act between exercise/nutrition/medication.

Are you on medications for your asthma? They can tinker w/your blood sugar. Is your Dr. thinking of putting you on insulin to get the blood sugar down? Have you seen a dietitian to go over your meal plans to see what tweaking you could do there to improve the blood sugars?

Just some ideas to think about.

HUGS and good luck.

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1/25/20 12:26 P

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6 months ago my a1c was 6.9. MD and I decided to reduce the non-insulin drug I use. I did cut back on exercising as my asthma flared up. A1c is now in the low 8's. Have gone back to full strength. B.s. is still in 200-250. Very frustrating. It is like I am starting all over.

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