What Are The Dangers Of Diabetes Type 2?

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Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus The onset of symptoms in type 1 diabetes is usually sudden. Symptoms due to type 2 diabetes often develop gradually over years. Symptoms include: Increased frequency of urination Breath has “chemical” smell similar to a nail polish Excessive thirst and fluid intake Unexplained tiredness or drowsiness Increased hunger Itchy and dry skin Weight loss that is not deliberate Weakness and fatigue Rapid breathing Blurred vision Nausea or vomiting Numbness and/or tingling in the hands and feet Pain in the abdomen Recurring infections, such as urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections Slow healing of cuts and wounds Complicating symptoms requiring immediate care: Diabetic ketoacidosis. This is a potentially life threatening complication caused by insufficient insulin. It is most common in people with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with type 2 diabetes. Symptoms: dry mouth, flushed skin, fruity-smelling breath, difficulty breathing, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Hyperosmolar nonketotic states. This is another potentially fatal complication, usually associated with extremely high blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients. Symptoms: Extre Continue reading >>

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  1. Sheryl

    Metformin versus Januvia

    I currently do not take medication, controling through diet and exercise.
    I went to my gyno last week for an annual check up and was told that I should ask to be put on Metformim. She said that when in the early stages of this disease it is very effective in keeping the BG down, it has other beneficial effects to health as well.
    I was studying Januvia and thought perhaps if I was to go on any medication it would be a good choice as it only works if your BG rises or goes to low.
    Both medications boast no weight gain which I am concerned about. I have lost 55 lbs from my all time high, 20 of those lbs most recently.
    I see my regular Dr in Sept and plan on discussing this with her.
    Can anyone enlighten me on either of these medications? One better then the other? Should they be taken early on?

  2. MAMA J

    i take metformin and im happy with it

  3. DJ

    Hi Sheryl, I am on a combination Med called Janumet which is a mix of Metaformin and Januvia..well, I should say I have been on and off of it..I have acid reflux & Gurd so my stomach is very touchy and I get the horrible stomach cramps mentioned above..gets to the point after a week or so that it just burns so bad I have to stop taking it. My Endo says" But everyone takes it!!" and I can't seem to get through to her that I have tried numerous times but the pain gets so bad I can't eat or even move around when I am taking it…and it does require you to eat huge amounts of food…and contrary to what it says about no weight gain…I gained 12 lbs just in the month I have tried to make this med work for me…but this is just me, and it may work just fine for you. Sorry I didn't mean to write a novel here, just wanted to let you know there is a working combo for the Januvia & Metaformin.

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