Type 2 Diabetes Or Type Ii Diabetes

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

The most common form of diabetes is called type 2, or non-insulin dependent diabetes. This is also called “adult onset” diabetes, since it typically develops after age 35. However, a growing number of younger people are now developing type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 are able to produce some of their own insulin. Often, it’s not enough. And sometimes, the insulin will try to serve as the “key” to open the body’s cells, to allow the glucose to enter. But the key won’t work. The cells won’t open. This is called insulin resistance. Often, type 2 is tied to people who are overweight, with a sedentary lifestyle. Treatment focuses on diet and exercise. If blood sugar levels are still high, oral medications are used to help the body use its own insulin more efficiently. In some cases, insulin injections are necessary. Continue reading >>

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  1. kaup

    Anyone taking medication for anxiety here?

    Is anyone suffering from anxiety here and is taking medication for it? Which medication? Has it helped? Any side effects?

  2. kmwa

    I am taking Citalopram and have not had any side effects.
    Maybe I'm a bit too chilled out lol as nothing really excites me much nowdays, apart from money lol.
    I had a panic attack a few years back and the doctor put me on fluoxetine(check spelling).
    Then on another visit some time later, another doctor changed it to citalopram, as she said this was more suitable for anxiety! and I've been on this ever since.
    Panic attack was not due to worrying about going low, only thing I could think of was the impending doom of darker nights.

  3. cherylle

    Only just read your post iv been on citalapram for a long time i was on it for 10 years i was fine then a new doctor came to our practise and talked me in to comeing of them within 18 months i had completly lost the plot i laugh now how bad i was but in the end i thought i was going to die i thought it was a heart attack i phoned 999 and if i hadnt i dont know were id be.the paramedics were fantastic made sure my g.p saw me and the citalapram was given again.Iv now been back on it 3 years found outt i was type2. in jan2013 and if i hadnt.been on them well who knows the citalapram are well talerated with other tablets am on.a bit strange when you first start taking them side effects arent nice but i got there.and feel good no more panic attacks.
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