Re: Creg, a study of failure.
- From: Michael <micoder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:28:02 -0500
: I guess I should not take my failure with coreg to personally. It was : kind of a depressing experience. This drug is advertised as the answer : for a beta blocker that does not raise BG. Likely story. Basically it : made my BG run wild.
Just one small point. You speak of your bg umping or spiking 20 points after eating a meal conaining salad. that is not a spike. Most meals raise you bgs more than that adn then they come down. You really should not try to have close to the same reading after eating as before in a short timeI think youur porblem maay well be gettign the before meal number down so the post meal nmber is no more than 140 at 1 hour and 120 at two.
I am a type 2 of over 23 years and still have no complications and have been followint that pattern as much as possible for the last 13-14 years. I do take metformin and a tiny dose of amaryl at night for fbgs
I have been taking a pretty aggressive dietary alterations in order to bring down my BG.
As noted, I quit taking Coreg and have been taking atenolol now for about 3 days. My FBG was 109 this morning. I have not seen this level since starting Coreg. It looks like Coreg is the villain. Eating the diet of meat eggs and water, I would get a typical FBG in the morning of 134. I realize that 109 is not great, but it is an improvement.
I will eat a salad today and measure the result. I will post here about it. Last night before bed my BG was 89. Another lower number that I had not seen since Coreg. I sure looks like this new drug does the opposite of what the manufacturer claims.
I search this group for references to this drug. I found one poster who said Coreg took his BG on a roller coaster ride. This is the only other reference from someone who has tried this drug. I am hoping for more posts from people who have tried it.
Thanks Wendy for your comment. I am thinking seriously of asking my physician for metformin or another drug that does the same thing. I may not get it because he just looks at my A1c and say I'm fine. He doesn't realize how hard it is for me to keep my A1C in the 5's.
As I said before, I would like to be able to eat a piece of fruit now and then and a salad every day. I know I will never be able to eat normal diet and don't expect it. But, I sure miss blueberries.
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