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The Deliberate Lies They Tell About Diabetes

By some estimates, diabetes cases have increased more than 700 percent in the last 50 years. One in four Americans now have either diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose) Type 2 diabetes is completely preventable and virtually 100 percent reversible, simply by implementing simple, inexpensive lifestyle changes, one of the most important of which is eliminating sugar (especially fructose) and grains from your diet Diabetes is NOT a disease of blood sugar, but rather a disorder of insulin and leptin signaling. Elevated insulin levels are not only symptoms of diabetes, but also heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and obesity Diabetes drugs are not the answer – most type 2 diabetes medications either raise insulin or lower blood sugar (failing to address the root cause) and many can cause serious side effects Sun exposure shows promise in treating and preventing diabetes, with studies revealing a significant link between high vitamin D levels and a lowered risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome By Dr. Mercola There is a staggering amount of misinformation on diabetes, a growing epidem Continue reading >>

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  1. Juliahh

    Hi, anyone else out there on metformin? I just found out yesterday that I am pre-diabetic. My A1c is 5.8. My estimated average glucose is 120. I'm not sure how close I am to diabetes, but I'm committed to making changes! I started metformin yesterday and have a horrible headache and am extremely nauseous (it's a struggle to get online as I just want to lie on the couch all day). Do these side effects tend to go away? Also, I am not able to sit at the computer long enough to research what I need to do on my own. I don't know what kind of foods to eat, how much to exercise, increase water, and anything else that may help. I appreciate any advice/feedback. Thank you, Juliahh

  2. princesslinda

    Welcome Julia! :wavey: Metformin can cause nausea for some people. Sometimes these symptoms resolve with time, sometimes not. It can take metformin a few weeks to reach optimal levels in your system, so you may not see immediate results. Some folks find that the extended-release metformin minimizes these symptoms, so if they continue, you'll want to talk with your doc about switching. I've taken the metformin ER version, 500 mg twice daily for nearly 5 years now w/o problems (unless I eat something really greasy, then I get diarrhea/cramping).
    Gretchen Becker has a book "Prediabetes: What You Need to Know to Keep Diabetes Away. I've not read this particular book, but her book "The First Year, T2 Diabetes" was a great resource for me.
    One of the best ways to keep your blood sugar in line is to minimize your carbs. Avoid white foods such as potatoes, rice, bread and pasta, choosing instead, salads, green veggies, cheese, eggs, beef, chicken, fish, pork and seafood (avoiding the breadings and sweet sauces). If you test, eat then test 2 hrs after your first bite, your meter will guide your food choices.
    Hope you are feeling better soon. Not sure what your dosage of metformin is, but perhaps you could take one of your doses at bedtime (along with a snack so your stomach won't be empty) and see you tolerate it better. Post often, let us know how you're doing.

  3. liz32

    some people get over the nausea and upset tummy... the most I could ever tolerate was half of one pill 2x's a day. I had horrible sulfur/metalic burps, and practically lived on the flush.... there is an extended release version which is supposed to be easier of the system. There will be more on here which can give you more advise...

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