Does Diabetes Affect The Liver

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One of the main goals of any diabetes control regimen is keeping blood glucose levels in the near-normal range. The cornerstones of most plans to achieve that goal include following a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and taking insulin or other medicines as necessary. To understand how various medicines can worsen blood glucose control, it helps to understand how insulin, the hormone responsible for lowering blood glucose, works in the body. Insulin is released from the beta cells of the pancreas in response to rising levels of glucose in the bloodstream, rising levels of a hormone called GLP-1 (which is released from the intestines in response to glucose), and signals from the nerve connections to the pancreas. The secretion of insulin occurs in two phases: a rapid first phase and a delayed second phase. Both of these phases are dependent on levels of potassium and calcium in the pancreas. Insulin acts on three major organs: the liver, the muscles, and fat tissue. In the liver, insulin enhances the uptake of glucose and prevents the liver from forming new glucose, which it normally does to maintain fasting glucose levels. In muscle and fat tissue, insulin stimulates the upt Continue reading >>

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  1. ThatsMzTaz2U

    I been taking omeprazole for acid reflex I notice since taking it my blood sugars are way up 250-300 this is the second go around with this med took it back in 2010 same thing high blood sugar, does any one know if this med can casue high blood sugar thanks for your help
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    Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 6/21/2014 11:40:44 AM (GMT-6)

  2. Lanie G

    Hello MzTaz and welcome. I looked for side effects of Omeprazole and couldn't find anything related to blood sugar but there was one site that said it could cause a decrease in magnesium levels in the blood. I've read that magnesium supplements help with blood sugar control (although I don't know if this is a universal effect, so it may or may not help everyone), so I'm thinking "maybe" it might be making your magnesium levels go down? I don't know but if your doctor approves, then maybe you could benefit from magnesium supplements.
    Also, since your blood sugar runs too high, then you might want to re-examine what you're eating, too. Are you on diabetes medication?
    diabetes moderator
    diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
    very low carb way of eating

  3. ThatsMzTaz2U

    I am on med for the diabetes and I watch careful what I eat met with a nutrution lady I eat 45 carbs for Breakfast lunch and dinner 30 for a snack i mesuare everything and read packages, this happend to me 4 years ago when taking this same meds IDK I really think it's the Omeprazzole I did read a study they just did in 2014 that said it can raise blood sugar i was just wondering if any one else had this problem, when I stopped the omepazole 4 years ago blood sugars returned to normal ranges it's just wierd
    Hugs Anna

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