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Can A Person Develop Type 1 Diabetes?

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Type 1 Diabetes

Introduction Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar (glucose) level to become too high. The hormone insulin – produced by the pancreas – is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 – where the pancreas doesn't produce any insulin Type 2 – where the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don't react to insulin This topic is about type 1 diabetes. Read more about type 2 diabetes Another type of diabetes, known as gestational diabetes, occurs in some pregnant women and tends to disappear following birth. It's very important for diabetes to be diagnosed as soon as possible, because it will get progressively worse if left untreated. You should therefore visit your GP if you have symptoms, which include feeling thirsty, passing urine more often than usual and feeling tired all the time (see the list below for more diabetes symptoms). Type 1 and type 2 diabetes Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, but usually appears before the age of 40, particularly in childhood. Around 10% of all diabetes is type 1, but it's the most common type of childhood diabetes. This Continue reading >>

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  1. She ra

    Metformin hcl vs metformin er

    Okay, I know the difference, one is the extended release. What I want to know from those taking both drugs is how they work best for you. I quit taking my met because it was doing nothing, but, I just noticed that it is the HCL and not the ER and I am pretty sure you are supposed to take HCL with meals and ER as directed like in the morning and at night. My doc dosed me like I was taking ER, so, if that is the case is it possible that it would not work as well? I have been experimenting, I have been taking that drug, 500mg before meals with my insulin and I am crashing almost every time. Is it just dumb luck for a few days or is it possible that I was taking that met wrong all along?

  2. jwags

    I take Metformin HCL. I take 2550 mg , 3 times a day. I don't take it at meals. I think the only reason they tell you that is to avoid some of the stomach problems. Metformin accumulates in your system so I'm not sure if the timing makes a lot difference. Since I take such a large dose I have experimenting with timing. I take it when I first wake up, around 11 am in the morning and last thing at night before bed. I asked my doc about switching to the ER but the max is only 2000 which he felt wouldn't help me much. When I first started with 500 mg it did nothing for me. I raised it to 1000, then 1700 and now 2550.

  3. She ra

    Interesting about your doc's comments about the ER. So 3 times a day for you works good. Okay. Thanks for the info. I am going to continue experimenting with it. I have a ton of it right now. So far only 2000mg a day is what I am alloted. I am hoping I can take it differently than my doc prescribed and cut back a bit on the insulin.
    Thanks for your response Jeanne.

    Originally Posted by jeanne wagner
    I take Metformin HCL. I take 2550 mg , 3 times a day. I don't take it at meals. I think the only reason they tell you that is to avoid some of the stomach problems. Metformin accumulates in your system so I'm not sure if the timing makes a lot difference. Since I take such a large dose I have experimenting with timing. I take it when I first wake up, around 11 am in the morning and last thing at night before bed. I asked my doc about switching to the ER but the max is only 2000 which he felt wouldn't help me much. When I first started with 500 mg it did nothing for me. I raised it to 1000, then 1700 and now 2550.

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