Diabetes Type 2 Treatment Diet

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Basiratu Ibrahim & Folake Mashopa

2 SEINÄJOKI UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Thesis abstract Faculty: School of Health Care and Social Work Degree programme: Degree programme in Nursing Author/s: Basiratu Ibrahim & Folake Mashopa Title of thesis: Diet and Medication Therapy in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Compar- ison between Finland and the United States of America (USA) Supervisor(s): MNSc, RN Tanja Hautala and MSc Anna Maria Rauha Year: 2015 Number of pages: 58 Diabetes is a chronic disease which arises when the body is unable to use the insulin it produces effectively (type 2), or when enough insulin is not produced by the pancreas (type 1). (WHO 2015a) This thesis aims to find out how effective a drug and diet therapy is in the treatment of dia- betes (type 2), as well as how nurses and health workers can assist patients in the care/management of diabetes using drug and diet therapy. The purpose of this thesis is to identify the differences and / or similarities in the treatment of diabetes (type2) focusing on medication therapy (pills, insulin, follow up blood sugar test) and diet therapy (eating habit & exercise) comparing Finland and the USA. The research questions of this thesis were: 1.What are t Continue reading >>

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    i was diagnosed with PCOS and taking metformin... im losing 1kg every day. ive been taking metformin for 3days now and lose 3kgs. my doctor prescribed me take metformin for 3months... im afraid that ill become underweight..


    Metformin has done some wonderful things for me but weight loss is not one. My endocrinologist did not want to put me on it since I didn't appear to have any metabolic dysfunction. I asked if I could try it anyway. Two years later the calcified cysts on my ovaries are gone and my body pelt has disappeared in some areas or become very fine. My arm hair is normal now. I have been on birth control and spironolactone since 2001 for PCOS symptoms but I wasnt diagnosed until a few years ago. I just had my 6th month blood work done for my endocrinologist and all my levels were good. Its so nice not to have elevated testosterone and be told its because I am fat.


    Metformin helps you lose weight as long as you meet a certain set of conditions. For example, if you're type 1 and have good blood sugar control, Metformin can help you lose weight. If you're type 2 and you don't have good blood sugar control, Metformin will not help you lose weight (though it will help lower your blood sugar). See here for more details: http://www.bootcampforbetics.org/blog/im-u

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