My first month taking Onglyza for type 2 diabetes has been a pretty good one. My blood sugar is getting better. It remains more even with less spikes. I've even lost a little weight.
I began questioning myself.
Then I saw a couple of commericals for Onglyza. I thought it sounded interesting, but I wondered if it was affordable. The main selling points for me were that it promised to lower blood sugar after meals and to prevent overnight spikes in blood sugar.
Then appearing in the mail was a packet introducing me to Onglyza and offering me a value card to discount it at the pharmacy. I thought this was a validation to what I had already been thinking. "I should ask Dr. Burke about Onglyza."
I'm so glad I did.
I took all the information I had received in the mail with me to my next appointment. He agreed to let me try it for three months. My next A1C and other blood work will be in December and I am confident I will get to continue the Onglyza.
My numbers have been really good except for the week of my grandmother's passing and funeral. Then during my monthly cycle, I saw some spikes but they were not sustained as they had been in the past. So, that tells me that emotions and hormones can still be a big factor in my blood sugar control. I use meditation to help thwart that.
Onglyza works on the carbohydrates you consume while they are still in your lower intestines. That's not a liscense to overconsume them though. I still carefully watch my carbs.
With my blood sugar being lower, I've managed to lose about 14 pounds. That's in a span from midsummer until now. I personally think that good blood sugar control helps my body in that regard. I am loving the thought of being thin if this trend continues.
In general, I just feel better. The fatigue is gone and my spirits are lighter. I don't have that end of the road feeling anymore.
Onglyza has been good for me.