Childhood Diabetes Type 1

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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. msann

    creatinine taking metformin

    hey guys my hubby was taking metformin dr tookj him off of them his creatinine levels were going up anyone in here have that problem so now he has to go on insulin in about 2 weeks he just take 4 glimepride 2 mg each let me know have this happen to you thanks in advance!!!

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    I stopped taking metformin, i had every side affect listed - you can look up online metformin side affects; and see if it is known to affect creatinine levels, or type in your search line high creatinine levels and see if it shows reasons or causes it rises.

  3. jigsaw

    Metformin is not known to cause kidney problems, according to years of statistics. High bg is a major cause of reduced kidney function indicated by high creatinine levels. Metformin use is questionable, and often not recommended with failing kidney function.

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