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Diabetic Medications And Exercise, Part 1: Oral Medications

Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM, has been helping patients with diabetes successfully increase physical activity for many years and has written numerous books that patients and clinicians use. Most of her work recently has been about insulin and exercise, but many of you have written me to ask, “What about oral medications?” This week Dr. Colberg begins explaining oral medications in Diabetic Medications and Exercise, Part 1: Oral Medications. Diabetic Medications and Exercise, Part 1: Oral Medications By Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM If you use any of the oral diabetes medications, knowing their potential glucose-lowering effects is important. In general, oral medications for diabetes target one or more of three metabolic disorders found in diabetes; decreased insulin production by the beta cells of the pancreas, elevations in the production of glucose by the liver, or increased insulin resistance in muscle and fat tissues. Their many classes, differing actions, and names are listed in table 3.3. If you ever experience a change in your exercise routine, you may need to consult with your doctor about adjusting the doses of oral medications that you take, particularly if you begin to Continue reading >>

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  1. hboudreaux21

    I was prescribed Metformin 500mg 2x's a day, a week ago, for my pesky fasting numbers. My fasting numbers pretty much stayed the same. I saw my MFM specialist yesterday and she added bed time insulin. My fasting number was even higher this morning (110) with Metformin + insulin. GD is so frustrating. :(

  2. imccoy2194

    I totally understand. I thought I had it all figured out lol, and then it totally went crazy on me overnight :(

  3. Septemberbundle2017

    I just started today. How are you feeling so far? I am sure you will get your fasting numbers regulated right away. It seems like you are very committed to the process. I hear you on the stress though. It's hard not to take it personal.

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