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Can Januvia be taken while on Metformin and glipizide

My doctor has prescribed Metformin and glipizide, together with Januvia. I am taking two 500 Metformin in the morning and two 500 Metformin in the evening plus 1 10 mg glipizide in morning and 1 10 mg glipizide in the evening. Now she wants to add Januvia. My A1C is running slightly over 8. Problem is I m crashing with low blood sugar or having high blood sugar. No middle ground. The Januva has so many serious side effects, I m afraid to take it. I feel like a human guinea pig.
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
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Hello,

Metformin and glipizide are taking good control of your diabetes. However, HbA1c test is running slightly over 8.

If you do not want to add Januvia, then, should follow a strict diabetes diet:

- Have 3 main large meals with 2 small meals (snack time) in between
- Avoid high calorie/sugary foods
- Have at least 30 mins of walking after each large meal
- Increase plain water intake
- Include more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet
- Certain herbs such as cinnamon, bitter gourd, fenugreek, et cetera can also help

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Albana Sejdini
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