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Type 2 Diabetes Statistics And Facts

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Read on to learn some of the key facts and statistics about the people who have it and how to manage it. Risk factors Many risk factors for type 2 diabetes include lifestyle decisions that can be reduced or even cut out entirely with time and effort. Men are also at slightly higher risk of developing diabetes than women. This may be more associated with lifestyle factors, body weight, and where the weight is located (abdominally versus in the hip area) than with innate gender differences. Significant risk factors include: older age excess weight, particularly around the waist family history certain ethnicities physical inactivity poor diet Prevalence Type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent but also largely preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults. The CDC also gives us the following information: In general Research suggests that 1 out of 3 adults has prediabetes. Of this group, 9 out of 10 don't know they have it. 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 8.1 million may be un Continue reading >>

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  1. GOARMS

    Metformin side effects

    I have been on Metformin for 2 years now. I have finally found away to take it with out gagging and take ontime everyday. I grind it to a powder and add it to my yogurt and yoila. Since I have been taking it as prescribed I have experiencing the worse case of lose bowels. Please tell me if you have experience this Metformin side effect and what should I do?

  2. Pat-O

    That is one of the side effects of metformin.. I would talk to your dr.. I was on it for a year, then got same symptoms - long story short, dr took me off it. Some people can "work" through symptoms other can't . For me it was hurting me as much as it was helping. Now I'm on insulin, which is ok. Got my a1c down etc

  3. debimzadi

    I have the same issue but not all the time. Has anyone noticed if what you eat makes the loose bowel issue better or worse? Sometimes it seems not to bother me at all. Then last night I was up and down in the bathroom multiple times.

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