Difference Between Type1 And Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

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Diabetes: The Differences Between Types 1 And 2

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus (DM), is a metabolic disorder in which the body cannot properly store and use sugar. It affects the body's ability to use glucose, a type of sugar found in the blood, as fuel. This happens because the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells do not correctly respond to insulin to use glucose as energy. Insulin is a type of hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate how blood sugar becomes energy. An imbalance of insulin or resistance to insulin causes diabetes. Diabetes is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, vision loss, neurological conditions, and damage to blood vessels and organs. There is type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. They have different causes and risk factors, and different lines of treatment. This article will compare the similarities and differences of types 1 and 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnancy and typically resolves after childbirth. However, having gestational diabetes also increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, so patients are often screened for type 2 diabetes at a later date. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continue reading >>

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    I tried it. It made me feel sick. I decided to go all natural. I take Inositol, cinnamon and Chromium. I also take two probiotics, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I also exercise and avoid most carbs. That's been working for me. I'm down 80 pounds from where I started, and I feel better than I did a year ago.


    I have been taking Metformin for about 6 years now. It has helped to keep my blood sugar low, despite the insulin resistance that comes with PCOS. It did make my stomach a little upset at first but that mostly went away. I also spoke with my doctor about taking both pills at night instead of one in the morning and one at night which she recommended if stomach issues continued. This has worked really well for me and I haven't noticed any issues in years. It does help if you eat before you take it. I usually take it not long after dinner. Hope this helps.

    current weight: 273.5







    When I switched doctors, my new doctor increased my dosage and switched me to the extended release (ER) version of Metformin. I have found it to be much easier on my stomach and digestive system than the regular version, but it still lets me know when I have had too many carbs.

    current weight: 134.8






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