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Stopping Metformin: When Is It Ok?

The most common medication worldwide for treating diabetes is metformin (Glumetza, Riomet, Glucophage, Fortamet). It can help control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s available in tablet form or a clear liquid you take by mouth before meals. Metformin doesn’t treat the underlying cause of diabetes. It treats the symptoms of diabetes by lowering blood sugar. It also increases the use of glucose in peripheral muscles and the liver. Metformin also helps with other things in addition to improving blood sugar. These include: lowering lipids, resulting in a decrease in blood triglyceride levels decreasing “bad” cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) increasing “good” cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL) If you’re taking metformin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, it may be possible to stop. Instead, you may be able to manage your condition by making certain lifestyle changes, like losing weight and getting more exercise. Read on to learn more about metformin and whether or not it’s possible to stop taking it. However, before you stop taking metformin consult your doctor to ensure this is the right step to take in managing your dia Continue reading >>

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  1. monicakm

    How to STOP Taking Insulin

    I have to conduct an experiment that will involve stopping my insulin for a few weeks, if that long. I've only been on it for about a month. Yes, I know my numbers will go back up. Is insulin something you can stop abruptly or do I need to slowly decrease my dose? I can't take the oral meds. Please, I don't need a lecture, just whether or not I can stop without titrating.
    Thank you.

  2. gap2368

    why do you want to stop is my question to you are you gaining weight if that is the case limit your carbs can help
    I would talk to your dr

  3. jack1

    Ask your Dr, but this is what I did, but I would do whatever it took to keep my bloods in range, including insulin..by not flogging the pancreas, I would have the best chance of preserving what's left of my pancreas cells, while I get my diet and bloods in range
    it’s a long page and a few good video’s
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf
    For me, the more carbs we eat the more carbs we want. they don’t give up easy
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/low.../firstweek.htm
    how much carb
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/low.../carblevel.htm
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/low...d-Cravings.htm

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