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What Are The Early Warning Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes?

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Warning Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes

When you have this disease, your body does a poor job turning the carbohydrates in food into energy. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Over time it raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, nerve and organ damage, and other serious conditions. It strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are mild. About one out of three people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it. Symptoms People with type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms. When they do appear, one of the first may be being thirsty a lot. Others include dry mouth, bigger appetite, peeing a lot – sometimes as often as every hour – and unusual weight loss or gain. Signs of serious problems In many cases, type 2 diabetes is not discovered until it takes a serious toll on your health. Some red flags include: Cuts or sores that are slow to heal, frequent yeast infections or urinary tract infections, itchy skin, especially in the groin area.As your blood sugar levels get higher, you may have other problems like headaches, blurred vision, and fatigue. Risk factors for diabetes Some health habits and medical conditions related to your lifestyle can raise your odds of having type 2 diabetes. These include Continue reading >>

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  1. snaqwells

    CVS-driven change in insulin

    Ok, I probably missed the discussion on it earlier, but I couldn't find it if it's there.
    CVS took Lantus off their list of approved drugs. I'll need to make the decision by my next appointment at the end of February, so I figured I should start the research now.
    I'll admit, I'm hesitant because I've had pretty good results with Lantus. Is anyone else here going through this process? Any thoughts on the various replacement options?

  2. qtoffer

    If I understand this correctly, this will only affect people whose prescription coverage is through CVS Health (formerly Caremark). I don't get any sense that CVS Pharmacy will stop carrying Lantus. So if your insurance company's prescription coverage covers LAntus, you should still be able to get it at a CVS Pharmacy. Unless I'm missing something here.
    This decision by CVS Health may spur other pharmacy management companies to review their own formulary lists. This is very annoying and frustrating for patients, but to be expected as brand name drugs lose patent protection and less expensive biosimilars and generics become available.

  3. furball64801

    I had this happen with humalog being changed to novalog years ago. It seemed to work about the same, also if its an issue the doc can send in a letter to over ride that.

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Warnings Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes, full name Diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic disease that results in prolonged high blood sugar. This may occur for a variety of reasons. In type 1 or “juvenile diabetes” the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. In type 2 diabetes the body begins to develop insulin resistance. Finally, gestational diabetes may affect pregnant women, whose insulin receptors do not function as normal due to pregnancy-related hormones. While all types of diabetes are serious, were going to focus on type 2 diabetes since it represents about 90% of all diabetes cases. The Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes It is first necessary for sufferers of type 2 diabetes to spot the warning signs. The following are some of the most common warning signs along with why they occur: Frequent Urination – Frequent urination is the kidneys method of coping with the excess levels of glucose in the blood. In response to these high blood sugar levels the kidneys increase urine production, flushing the glucose out of the blood and into the urine where it can be expelled. Extreme Thirst – Extreme thirst goes hand in hand with frequent urination as the body becomes dehydrated and seeks to replace the lost f Continue reading >>

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  1. HEALTH_NOW

    Thank you. I've tried time release, regular & the liquid, Riomet. I seem to have trouble no matter the version.

  2. ANNETTECAN

    HEALTH_NOW There is another post on here, she said she was giving time release and that almost completely took care of her problems.

  3. HEALTH_NOW

    Yes I've had some of those symptoms & others. Problem with taking many medications is figuring out the ones causing the problem & wondering if it is the combination rather than just one med. Very frustrating especially since no doctor helping so I'm trying to do it on my own.

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Type 2 Diabetes In Children (cont.)

A A A Symptoms Children often have no symptoms of type 2 diabetes before they are diagnosed, because their blood sugar level has been rising so slowly. As a result, a child may have diabetes for several months or years before being diagnosed. When children do have symptoms, the most common include: Slight increase in the frequency of urination. Your child may have started wetting the bed at night. Slight increase in thirst. Other possible symptoms include: Increased tiredness. Nausea. Blurred vision. Frequent infections and slow-healing wounds or sores. Weight loss. What Happens Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood, but the number of children being diagnosed with the disease is rising. Children with type 2 diabetes are usually diagnosed during the early teen years. During this time, their bodies are growing and developing rapidly, placing a demand on the pancreas to produce additional insulin. The hormones released during puberty can make it harder than usual for the body to use insulin correctly (insulin resistance). Also, children with type 2 diabetes are usually overweight, which also contributes to insulin resistance. If the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to ov Continue reading >>

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  1. teko2000

    I have been told for years that I am boarderline type 2 diabetic. My A1c has always been 6.1 or sometimes a bit higher. My endo crinologist finally suggested as did many doctors I go on metformin because even if i excersise the weight doesnt really come off maybe 5 pounds.
    I was reading the warnings and it says something about lactic acidosis and it can kill some people. Its rare but how rare? has anyone ever gotten this or really sick? I also didnt know you shouldnt drink on metformin and on new years I had about five beers, didnt take the medicine that day and felt fine. Why dont they want you to drink on it? I barely drink but would like to have a glass or two of wine sometimes.
    Also I dont know why my blood sugar levels are always normal when i check them daily but my a1c always a bit high.
    I recently joined a gym so Im trying to be healthy, eat better and I hope this metformin isnt too dangerouse. Im taking 100mg of met.
    Thanks for any feedback,
    Teko

  2. woodfaery

    Probably to keep your mind at ease about the lactic acidosis, research and find out what you can. At the same time, keep up on routine blood work that the doc wants, to keep up on renal levels. Also, from what I have read about Metformin there are a lot of drug-drug interactions. Ask your doc what other meds you can and cannot take with this. Also, dont drink alcohol, the info discourages using alcohol on taking this med. Hey, I hope I was of some help. Have fun at the gym and Happy New Year!

  3. hry33

    although only recently intriduced ti the USA, metformin has been in use for many years elsewhere, I take it in australia
    its generally well tollerated and is popular
    it has the advantage of making your stomach feel full, helpful for those trying to lose weight as you feel the need to eat less, it gose well with the other types of diabetes meds

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