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    Can anyone brief me on managing type 2 diabetes while taking carboplatin and taxol?

    Asked by Ivy on Sunday, April 1, 2012

    Can anyone brief me on managing type 2 diabetes while taking carboplatin and taxol?

    Currently i have no problem managing with correct diet and a low dose of metformin. I'm worried about effects of the steroids and chemotherapy. Any info would be appreciated.

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    • hilary's Avatar

      Like TomLand, Dad is pancreatic cancer patient. So much fun to figure out the numbers when part of your pancreas was cut out... switching from novolog/lantus (injections) to januvia/glimepiride (pills)... crazy time. Dad has been taking Januvia and Glimepiride during Gemzar chemo treatments. His endocrinologist and oncologist are both Mayo Drs...and in tune with all he had going on, including radiation during some of that time. He continued his meds all the way through... unless he was irritable and just didn't want to take them. We were more concerned with weight loss related to high blood sugar, but ultimately decided - whatever Dad wants to eat, LET HIM EAT! Blood sugar can be balanced after this is behind us...

      about 9 years ago
    • Ivy's Avatar

      I really appreciate your kindness in taking time for a detailed response. Every situation will, of course, be different, but your answer helps me know what to expect and how to ask if it isn't offered upfront by my doctors.

      about 9 years ago
    • FernandoRidley's Avatar

      Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that causes high level of sugar in the blood. It affects the way our body metabolizes glucose which is the main source of fuel in body. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes, but you can manage it through changing lifestyle, eating healthy and by using tools described here http://bismarcktribune.com/news/opinion/mailbag/tools-needed-to-help-manage-diabetes/article_81f61250-ff70-11e0-b9f6-001cc4c002e0.html. These factors are enough to manage blood sugar level.

      over 5 years ago

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