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tazechip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Endocrinology
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Experience:  Board certified in general practice with years of experience treating diabetics with multiple other medical conditions
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I am 5 years into type 2 diabetes taking metformin& januvia

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I am 5 years into type 2 diabetes taking metformin& januvia only seen m.d. Should I see a endocrinologist?
JA: Any recent weight loss/gain? Are you excessively thirsty?
Customer: Yes, both
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: 66 yrs old heart condition low potassium
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  tazechip replied 11 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
I'll be back in a moment with and answer or a request for more information

Expert:  tazechip replied 11 months ago.

Is your blood glucose and your HbA1C well controlled with the metformin and Januvia?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
A1c --6.1--6.7
Expert:  tazechip replied 11 months ago.

Well I'd like to see it below 6.0 so I think your diabetes still needs some control

So were I your doctor I would refer you to an endocrinologist since there are other newer medications that can bring your diabetes into better control

Please let me know if you need any more information