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How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes – The Quick Start Guide

It’s possible to simply reverse type 2 diabetes. There are only two things you need to do. By reading this brief post you’ll know what they are, and how to get started. Or skip ahead to the two steps right away > Quick start Twenty years ago, when you bought a brand sparkly new VCR machine, you would also get a thick instruction manual. Read this thoroughly before you start, the manufacturer would implore. There would be detailed setup procedures and troubleshooting guides. Most of us ignored the manual, just plugged it in and tried to figure out the rest. That’s why we all had the blinking 12:00 on. Today, most new electronics now come with a quick start guide which has the most basic 4 or 5 steps to get your machine working and then anything else you needed, you could reference the detailed instruction manual. Instruction manuals are just so much more useful this way. Well, I don’t know much about VCRs, but I do know about type 2 diabetes. I can write an entire book about obesity (oh, wait, I did that already), or fasting (oh, wait, coming up) or type 2 diabetes (next up for 2018). But many of you will not want to go through the entire instruction manual. So this is the q Continue reading >>

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  1. dandeliondebris

    I recently started taking metformin again after being off of it for about 3 years. I started on 500mg ER once daily, and the side effects weren't too bad.
    My doctor and I discussed that my numbers haven't changed much in the few months I've been back on it, so we decided to double my dose. I now take one 500mg ER tablet in the morning and another at night. We started this a week ago.
    This past week I have noticed a lot of side effects. I've been incredibly nauseous all week, had bad abdominal pain, and been fairly constipated. I thought that these were pretty normal side effects, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to make myself eat, and I've been feeling so poor and fatigued that I haven't wanted to get out of bed. I did some Googling (probably not the best thing to do), and I saw a bunch of articles on lactic acidosis. A lot of the symptoms seem to overlap with metormin's side effects, so now I've gotten myself extremely freaked out. I know that it is supposedly rare, but I also have read that it can be very fatal. I don't have any history of kidney issues (I assume I would know if I did?), but now I'm pretty worried and am debating stopping the increased dose amount.
    I am a 23 year old female. I have a history of alcoholism but have been sober 5 months. Should I be concerned, or do my symptoms seem clear cut like the typical side effects?

  2. powerwalker2

    Hi, DD ~ I can only tell you that my experience in becoming able to tolerate metformin extended release was to get adjusted to it GRADUALLY -- only adding an additional dose very slowly, and after all the side effects from the initial dose went away. It took almost a year -- going from 500mg, x2,x3,x4. (With the name brand, Glucophage XR). Whenever I'd have any side effect, I would just skip or cut back on my dosage the next day.
    I think you should talk with your doctor about what's going on with you, and see if he thinks that a more gradual introduction to the increased dose might be helpful.
    Since you were feeling good on the single dose, but your numbers haven't been where you wanted them, I'm wondering what changes you've made in your diet and exercise routines, and if you've seen a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)? The pills can't do it all.

  3. candlesflame

    Hi I was on metformin 1000 once a day 12 yrs then they put me on metformin 500 2xs am 2xs pm and my health care plan refuses to give a a copay amt they want $480 a month for ER so i just take old metformin so i have to keep the dosage lower it seem 1000 a day i get along fine even after 12 yrs on metformin if i up the dosage to the required 2000 a day i get really sick..i have tried taking it late at night..on a full stomach , i still get the texas two step cramps and drink lots of pink.. if i up the dosage...
    this year i am eating more protein and salads and walking more miles to upgrade my taking a lower dosage of metformin..good luck just when you think you have this figured out...weeeeeeeeeee its a roller coaster ride fer sure

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