What Is Type 1 Diabetes And Type 2 Diabetes?

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Diabetes Symptoms: Can You Tell Type 1 And Type 2 Apart?

Diabetes is a life-long condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to rise too high. New research by healthcare provider Abbott into the country’s views on diabetes has found 43 per of UK adults can’t tell the two types apart, despite the fact they have significant differences. Type 1 is when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin by mistake, damaging the pancreas and causing it to be unable to produce insulin and move it out of the bloodstream into cells. It is often inherited - if you have a close relative with it there’s a six per cent chance you’ll suffer too - and it can cause serious long-term health problems, including blindness, kidney failure and cardiovascular disease. Type 2 is the most common, with 90 per cent of diabetes suffers in the UK falling into that category. Type 2, on the other hand, is when the body doesn't produce enough insulin - or the body's cells don't react to insulin - meaning that glucose stays in the blood and isn’t used as fuel for energy. This type is commonly associated with obesity and old age, and triggers the same long-term health problems as type 1. According to the NHS, the second type Continue reading >>

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  1. sailor645

    Berberine vs. Metformin

    I read about a study where Berberine (a natural supplement) was found as effective as Metformin. I tried one brand of 200 mg capsules and my results were very good. Then another brand of 1000 mg capsules, which seemed to have no effect.

  2. furball64801

    Hi and welcome to DD some have tried this and found no change. For my diabetes it would not work but others can try and see its only money.

  3. Ken S

    I've used this, I can't say that it produced results I have been all that excited with, however it has been shown as effective as metformin in studies, and works the same way basically. If you've had good results with a particular brand then you should stick with it. You do want to keep in mind that both metformin and berberine take several weeks to reach full effectiveness. What brand did you not get good results with by the way? I've never heard of a capsule with 1000 mg, 500 is the biggest I've seen.
    Interpreting the results with berberine can be more complex by the way since it's a much stronger anti-microbal than metformin and is also anti-fungal, so it can actually increase toxins that may increase blood sugar, and therefore the length of time to see good progress may be extended. Depending on what sort of state you are in this can take quite a while, especially if you have a lot of candida. So it might be that the larger dose of berberine produced more of this die off and that might explain the difference right there.

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