Metformin And Strenuous Exercise

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Mar-metformin (metformin) - Information About This Drug | Uniprix

have type 1 diabetes (people with type 1 diabetes should always be using insulin) have very poor blood glucose control (these people should not take this medication as the only antidiabetic agent) What side effects are possible with this medication? Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor. The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time. Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects. unusual stomach ache (after the initial stomach ache that can occur at the start of therapy) Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries Continue reading >>

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    Is there an over the counter drug similar to Metformin?

    No, there isn't.
    Metformin is a prescription medication that reduces the production of glucose (sugar) by the liver. There is no over-the-counter equivalent to this drug. Metformin is prescribed mainly to people with Type 2 Diabetes to help control their blood sugar levels.
    If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and your healthcare provider has prescribed metformin for you, it's very important you take it as prescribed. If cost is a problem for you, talk to your healthcare provider about this issue. Your provider or diabetes educator may be able to work with you on other ways to help control your blood sugar, such as through exercise and diet. Usually, metformin is used in combination with lifestyle changes, so if you're not already exercising and following a diabetes diet, you can possibly reduce your need for medications like metformin by working harder on these lifestyle changes.
    WebMD offers a very active and supportive Type 2 Diabetes Community to help you get your diabetes under control. I encourage you to check it out!
    I wish you all the best!
    This answer should not be considered medical advice...
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Glumetza (metformin) Dosage, Indication, Interactions, Side Effects | Empr

Severe renal impairment (eGFR <30mL/min/1.73m2). Metabolic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis. Increased risk of metformin-associated lactic acidosis in renal or hepatic impairment, concomitant use of certain drugs (eg, cationic drugs), 65yrs of age, undergoing radiological contrast study, surgery and other procedures, hypoxic states, and excessive alcohol intake; discontinue if lactic acidosis occurs. Discontinue at time of, or prior to intravascular iodinated contrast imaging in patients with eGFR 3060mL/min/1.73m2, history of hepatic impairment, alcoholism, heart failure, or will be given intra-arterial contrast; reevaluate eGFR 48hrs after procedure and restart therapy if renally stable. Suspend therapy if dehydration occurs or before surgery. Avoid if clinical or lab evidence of hepatic disease. Assess renal function prior to starting and periodically thereafter; more frequently in elderly or if eGFR <60mL/min/1.73m2. Elderly, debilitated, uncompensated strenuous exercise, malnourished or deficient caloric intake, adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, or alcohol intoxication: increased risk of hypoglycemia. Monitor hematology (esp. serum Vit. B12 in susceptible patients). Pregnanc Continue reading >>

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  1. coastman

    Bayer A1CNow (SELFCHECK) - not now, not ever again

    A few weeks ago, when I was at my local pharmacy purchasing test strips, I noticed a new device on the shelf by Bayer called the A1CNow. This is a kit for self-testing your A1C. I normally get mine done every 6 months as part of my diabetic blood work. But I was curious as to how well the self-test compared to the lab test (Very well I found out. But that was the good news.)
    In Canada, the kit cost about $40 plus tax. It is good for 2 A1C tests. So the cost is approximately $20 per test. What I didn't find out until after I bought the kit is that the device that measures the blood sample is disposable after the 2 tests are done. I was told there are no refills. You have to buy another whole kit.
    I read the instructions very carefully several times. Then I tried my first test. Remember, this is a brand new product. So I was something of a volunteer Guinea Pig.
    Everything went well until I plugged in the container with my blood sample at which point I got an error message. I waited about 10 minutes. But the message never cleared. So I called Bayer. The representative on the other end of the phone helpfully suggested that I run another test without first obtaining a blood sample. Since I had already wasted one test I wasn't about to go there. So I had her wait while I obtained a blood sample. This time when I ran the test everything went off without a hitch.
    After about 5 minutes a reading of 6.2 popped up which was exactly the reading my next lab work got. So while I was impressed, it cost me over $40 to satisfy my curiosity. I had carefully followed the instructions and done both tests exactly the same way each time. But the Bayer representative never suggested a replacement kit or even materials to perform another test. Customer service? Not in my books.
    This experience and the inconsistent results I was getting with my Bayer Contour meter have caused me to cross Bayer off my list. A1CNow? No thanks. Not now, not ever again.

  2. jwags

    Why didn't you ask the rep to send you a coupon for a free kit? Usually when a meter goes bad they are more than helpful about keeping you a customer. I usually wait until they are on sale for $19.99 and then I download a coupon off the Bayer site, so it costs about $15. My kit was pretty self explanatory and I didn't have any problems. One thing though is to always check the exp date on the box before buying. I have to pay for my own HbA1c tests once a year which can run me hundreds of dollars, so this product is great for me.

  3. coastman

    Originally Posted by jeanne wagner
    Why didn't you ask the rep to send you a coupon for a free kit? Usually when a meter goes bad they are more than helpful about keeping you a customer. I shouldn't have to ask for anything. I am a customer. The representative was supposed to be serving me. Since she is Bayer to me Bayer earned a failing grade. Do you live in Canada or the US? It can make a big difference. As a proud Canadian I am ashamed to admit that, with few exceptions, our American counterparts run rings around Canadians when it comes to giving service. My wife and I cheered when we heard that Nordstrom's was coming to Vancouver. YES!!
    Good to see you are keeping your carbs low. Good on you.

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Is It Bad To Take Metformin In Tandem With Exercise?

Is it bad to take metformin in tandem with exercise? My doctor recently put me on metformin because I have insulin resistance that has been uncontrollable with monitoring my diet and exercising more. I have had serious GI upset since starting it, so I haven't been exercising like I usually do. My blood sugars have been staying below 150 with only 500 metformin. 2... show more My doctor recently put me on metformin because I have insulin resistance that has been uncontrollable with monitoring my diet and exercising more. I have had serious GI upset since starting it, so I haven't been exercising like I usually do. My blood sugars have been staying below 150 with only 500 metformin. 2 units of insulin brought me from a 170 to an 80 yesterday, and I haven't taken any insulin today...will exercising with the metformin make my blood sugars go really low? if so, how do i make sure they stay up? just, like, a smoothie before? Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Best Answer: Most people will not have low blood sugar with exercise if they are taking only metformin, because the metformin does not prevent the body from regulating blood sugar, and the body will keep it up. In combina Continue reading >>

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  1. Eric

    Fiasp is the newest insulin from Novo Nordisk (the makers of NovoLog,Tresiba, & Levemir).
    Fiasp stands for "Faster-acting Insulin Aspart”. It is supposed to be much faster than the current rapids like NovoLog, Humalog, and Apidra.
    Fiasp is approved many other places in the world, but not yet approved or available in the United States.
    So I got some.

    I’ll let you know if it lives up to its hype…

  2. docslotnick

    @Eric Where did you get that??? I am so envious/jealous of you.

    I need, I want, gimme.

  3. Eric

    Where did you get that???
    Talk to me Doc, I can walk you through what I did.

    The funny thing is, I have only used a little bit so far. My BG has been so low, I haven’t really had an opportunity to use a bunch yet.

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