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Celiac and Type 2 Diabetes Meds

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I had to get off Metformin after 5 years. It controlled my sugar; but, created diarrhea 37% of calendar days. Next on Januvia, I was able to tolerate the med relative to diarrhea; but, did not keep A1C in check.  I am now considering Trulicity and would like to from others if it will significantly impact diarrhea issue again.  It is listed as a side effect.  I was diagnosed as Gluten Intolerant 31 years ago. 

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I don't think think Celiac had anything to do with the side effects of those meds.  I think those are possible side effects for any one?  They didn't specify Celiac, correct?

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The side effects for Metformin are well documented.  They can affect anyone -- celiac or not.   Metformin is considered the "safest" for TD2.  Have you tried the  extended release version?  The other TD2 drugs also have some serious side effects.  Trulicity can cause gastroparesis) slow stomach emptying).  

Have you considered a low carb high fat diet?  Carbs, even healthy carbs are not good for a TD2.  

Has your doctor screened you for TD1?  Celiac disease is linked to Type 1 diabetes.  It is usually called latent or LADA.  There are specific antibodies you can have checked.  You can develop TD1 at any age.  When older, it can be slow to develop (years....).   Doctors often think that if you are old or overweight, you must be type 2.  

You might even consider insulin as a treatment form if your beta cells are burned out.  Safer that most of the diabetes drugs.  

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Thank you for your thoughts. They are well taken and appreciated. 

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I hope you find a solution.  I am insulin resistant.  So far, I have managed on just my my diet alone (gluten free and a low carb high fat diet).  I am trying to avoid Metformin because I am assuming that my gut is my weakest part of my body, but as I stated earlier, Metformin has been around for a long time and is considered pretty safe.  I basically eat foods that my meter likes.   My goal is to avoid long-term complications.  My doctors have been impressed with my results.  

Take care.  

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8 hours ago, HJL122 said:

I had to get off Metformin after 5 years. It controlled my sugar; but, created diarrhea 37% of calendar days. Next on Januvia, I was able to tolerate the med relative to diarrhea; but, did not keep A1C in check.  I am now considering Trulicity and would like to from others if it will significantly impact diarrhea issue again.  It is listed as a side effect.  I was diagnosed as Gluten Intolerant 31 years ago. 

Hi.  I have type two diabetes.  Also, I am allergic to anything containing sulfur, like sulfonylureas, antidiabetic drugs containing sulfur.  I had dreadful diarrhea on Metformin.  So I had to find a way to keep my blood glucose levels within range without drugs.  I came across this book by Dr. Sandra Cabot, "Diabetes Type Two - You can reverse it naturally".  I found it very helpful and motivational in altering my diet to a no carb/low carb/high protein diet.  My body seemed to breathe a sigh of relief and started functioning better.  The diet really clicked with me.  

K

 

 

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In addition to the great advice you have already gotten I found a book on the glycemic levels of foods to be a bit helpful.  I refused Metformin and was told I would be able to use insulin when I needed to use something.  Haven't needed anything yet.

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