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RE: [IP] Glucophage with a pump?



Thanks. I think scenario number 2 is more accurate. This was the first time
I saw him - for a routine physical - new medical insurance so new PCP. When
he found out I was diabetic and my blood sugars were high sometimes (I told
him this in response to his question), he immediately suggested that I go on
Glucophage.

I think it is good advice to ask him again his reasons for putting me on it.

Rick

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Rick Fishman wrote:

> I've been on the pump for about 4 years. I just went to a new doctor (not
an
> endocrinologist) and he wants me to go on Glucophage along with my pump.
Is
> this something that helps with Humalog? I searched the net and found
mostly
> articles that show it being used for Type 2 diabetics, with some articles
> from 1996 saying that it had limited success helping with Type 1
diabetics.

You don't supply any details, so I don't really know why your doc made
that suggestion.

There are two possible scenarios that spring to mind.

1. You show signs of insulin-resistance, including abdominal obesity,
high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high insulin requirements, in
which case, you might very well benefit from Glucophage.

2. You show none of the above signs, but your doctor is not sufficiently
well-educated in diabetes to know the indications for Glucophage, and
routinely suggests it to all his diabetic patients. And is reinforced in
this pattern because the majority of his patients are, indeed, Type 2,
and have the above mentioned signs.

If I were you, I would be very cautious about going on Glucophage until
and unless there were a clear-cut reason for doing so.

Smiles,

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