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Type 2 Diabetes

Definition | Causes | Risk Factors | Symptoms | Diagnosis | Treatment | Prevention Definition Glucose is a type of sugar. It comes from food, and is also created in the liver. Glucose travels through the body in the blood. It moves from the blood to cells with the help of a hormone called insulin. Once glucose is in those cells, it can be used for energy. Insulin also helps glucose to move into the liver for storage if there is too much to use. Diabetes is a condition that makes it difficult for the body to use or store glucose. This causes a buildup of glucose in the blood. It also means the body is not getting enough energy. Type 2 diabetes is one type of diabetes. It is the most common type in adults. Medication, lifestyle changes, and monitoring can help control blood glucose levels. Causes Type 2 diabetes is often caused by a combination of factors. The initial factor is that the body becomes resistant to insulin. This means there is insulin in the body, but the body cannot use it effectively. Insulin resistance is often related to excess body fat. A second factor is that the body begins to make less insulin. Risk Factors Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who are aged 4 Continue reading >>

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    I felt that way about a month ago when I went from 500 to 1000, though I didn't have the vomiting. I was so frustrated.
    My nurse told me to be sure to take the pills mid-meal and not at the end of my meal, so I started doing that. Peppermints helped with the nausea, and I temporarily cut back a little on complex carbs. It got better after another week or two, but I still find the mint to help if I am feeling a little green.
    Does your medical clinic have an online messaging system? Mine does, so I can send my doctor a secure message and a nurse will answer if she is out.
    I hope you feel better soon.


    Metformin causes depletion of vitamin B12 just for starters. Many people complain of GI problems when taking this medication. The dose may be too much for your physiology. Talk with your pharmacist and the doctor.
    Actos is a cause of bladder cancer so be very aware of this risk. Byetta and Januvia also have very serious side effects. You can learn more by looking up these drugs at rxlist.com. I hope your doctor explained the risks to you as they are required to do so by law.
    Avoid aspartame and splenda in any products because these interact with the drugs and contribute to problems.

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    Many years ago I tried the regular Metformin and could not tolerate it due to severe diarrhea. My doctor told me never to take it again. When I was in the hospital a few years ago because my sugar was so high, a family practice doctor suggested the extended release Metformin, which came out long after I had tried the regular one. I tried it. I got nauseous and had to increase it very gradually. I now take 1000 mg in the morning and 1000 mg at dinner, always with food, and tolerate it just fine. Talk to your doctor. There are other options. You do not need to be nauseous. The ginger is a good idea. Even ginger ale is good. Stir the bubbles out and sip it. Make sure you contact your doctor as soon as you get home. Good luck.

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