I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Her dr. (GP type) wants her to go on actos but everyone I know usually starts off taking metformin for their diabetes. She read that there may be some problems with females taking Actos but I was wondering what other people are taking for their diabetes. Recently because of weight gain my numbers are also going up so I was looking at other things to take to keep my numbers down I am taking: Metformin ER Actos Victoza (once a day injectable but not insulin). I was also wondering, are you seeing a specialist (like an endocrinologist) or is your regular GP doctor taking care of your diabetes? The reason I asked is because I changed dr's about 5 years ago because my GP wanted me to start taking insulin to handle my diabetes. I didn't think I needed to take insulin yet so I switched to an endocrinologist and he confirmed that there are other new medicine nowadays that can be taken for diabetes. So far so good. So what are you diabetics taking and how do you like them and are they keeping your numbers under control? Thanks for your replies!