Well, last year, Aug 2010, the doc put me on a new diabetes med, Victoza, Liriglutide (http://www.victoza.com/learn/about-victoza.aspx , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liraglutide), to replace the Janumet(Januvia + Metformin). I was on Janumet and Glimeperide but it wasn't working well. I still had an HbA1c of about 7.5%. I also weighed 251+ lbs.
Even with starting the introductory dose, 0.6mg(this is an injectable), I saw a drastic drop in blood sugar levels when I measured(around 40 or 60 points)--after I was on the prescribed dose, 1.2mg o.p.d., levels dropped further. When I went back in Dec '10, my HbA1c was at 6.0. and I dropped 30+ lbs(walking, eating better and less + new med). In May, also my physical, I was down to 173 lbs(walking and starting to cycle at the beginning of April), and my HbA1c was at 5.7. Yesterday, I weighed, at the docs, 154.9 lbs with clothing and my HbA1c was at 5.5. Less than 5.7 is considered normal HbA1c blood sugar levels. The doc also said that my cholesterol has dropped a lot as well. He wants me to cut my Glimeperide from 4mg/day to 2mg/day for my diabetes and he wants me to cut out Niaspan completely for cholesterol and reduce my other cholesterol med, Vytorin 10-40 to 10-20(Vytorin is Zetia + Zocor).
Victoza has definitely helped with my diabetes control, but my weight loss and vastly improved physical condition from the walking, and especially, from the biking, which I feel contributed even more, has been the greater benefit for my glucose control and health.