Diabetes Type 2 Support Group

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not make efficient use of it. Insulin is a hormone needed to convert food into glucose, a sugar that the body uses for energy. Without enough insulin, glucose can accumulate in the blood, and can cause serious health problems such as heart disease and strokes and organ damage such as eye and kidney damage.

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Anyone know anything about Invokana?

Hi All~ I am new to this group. NOT new to diabetes though. I was diagnosed about 10 years with type 2. I take 1000mg of Metformin twice a day and was doing very well for many years so no complaints with that. However my levels have been creeping up so doctor wants to add this new med along with the Metformin. Its called Invokana. I am super sensitive to most medicines due to some other health issues I have so I am very cautious with anything new. I am hoping someone here can give me some feedback on this medicine.

Take Care, Dawn

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grannie
grannie

I have not but found this.

http://www.jnj.com/news/all/us-fda-approves-invokana-canagliflozin-for-the-treatment-of-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
mzizgayle
mzizgayle

I just read what Grannie posted, doesn't sound like this has been out too long, which would be a flag to me, plus I don't like the side effects, but discuss with your doctor. voice your concerns, see if maybe something else to try first. You are at the max amount for the metformin and this disease does progress in many.
Dawn815
Dawn815

Grannie~ Oh no...yeast infections! Geesh, can't wait to get that! thanks so much for the link.

My doctor is a strong believer in "new" meds. He feels they are the BEST on the market. Ok, one could agree with him, however I feel that 'new' isn't always better! IMHO, anyway.

I will be praying for success with this new med!


Take Care, Dawn
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi,
I asked my doctor about Invokana and she feels it's too soon to tell how often it might lead to urinary tract infections and issues. Apparently there is some risk of that. That, anyway, was my doctor's opinion.

I'm on 2000mg of Metformin until we learn more.

Ron