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Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible

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Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

It sounds too good to be true: reversing type 2 diabetes through exercise and healthy eating. While certain lifestyle changes are key to managing diabetes, whether you can actually turn back time so that it's like you never had diabetes is a different matter. That depends on how long you've had the condition, how severe it is, and your genes. "The term 'reversal' is used when people can go off medication but still must engage in a lifestyle program in order to stay off," says Ann Albright, PhD, RD. She's the director of diabetes translation at the CDC. Shedding extra pounds and keeping them off can help you better control your blood sugar. For some people, reaching a healthier weight will mean taking fewer medications, or in rarer cases, no longer needing those medications at all. Losing 5% to 10% of your body weight and building up to 150 minutes of exercise a week may help you to slow or stop the progress of type 2 diabetes. "If you sit [inactive] most of the day, 5 or 10 minutes is going to be great," Albright says. "Walk to your mailbox. Do something that gets you moving, knowing that you're looking to move towards 30 minutes most days of the week." In one study, people with ty Continue reading >>

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  1. Thürty_Yeers

    Huge Metformin price increase?

    I was one of those who simply couldn't take the normal Metformin pills. (I would just sit on the toilet and read for an hour because there was no point on getting up).
    The Metformin XR (or ER) 1000mg tablets have worked great for me. (Nearly cut my A1C in half from DX)
    The price for the 1000mg XR tablets was $60/month for me, and just went up to $100/month. Is there a reason for this price jump? It annoys me that the 500mg tablets would cost $15/month for me from the exact same pharmacy. I was barely tolerating $60/month, then it jumped $40 in one month. Any ideas?

  2. John.in.France

    Sorry, not a US resident but I do recall a few months back a discussion about the disparate costs of the Extended Release 1,000 mg pills when compared to the standard version whilst the 500 mg pill costs were, as they should have been, much the same regardless of version.
    Implications are that you'd be taking two smaller pills rather than just the one big one but if the dose is significantly cheaper?

  3. Shanny

    I switched from 1000mg regular to 500mg ER last year, but apparently my doc had gotten the memo, because there was no price conflict. I just have to swallow four horse pills now instead of two.
    And it wasn't even that I had side effects . . . I just mentioned to him one day that I took my met, along with all my other meds, all at the same time because I have trouble remembering several different times, and he said if I'm going to be taking the entire dosage at once, I may as well be on ER.

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