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Use Metformin to combat Diabetes

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 10   |   Comments: 0

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels, reduced insulin secretion or both. If untreated, it can lead to serious repercussions like heart failure, kidney failure, and muscle loss. Blood glucose levels in body are controlled by insulin, a hormone produced by pancreas. There are three types of diabetes- pre diabetes, type 1, and type 2. Type 1diabetes is found in kids and young adults while type2 diabetes is found in mature adults and middle aged people. With little care and attention it is possible to combat diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease. It can be controlled but cannot be eliminated and lasts for lifetime. It is very important to monitor diet along with proper medication. Diabetic patients are generally advised to stay away from sweets but this is not true. People should take healthy diet including fresh fruits and vegetables and limit the quantity of sweets once a week.

Metformin is new and innovative drug that helps reduce blood sugar levels tackles age related diabetes and lowers cholesterol. It has triple benefits. It helps in lowering the amount of glucose in liver, it reduces amount of glucose absorbed from food through stomach and improves the effectiveness of insulin in the body by lowering the glucose already in the blood. Usually, glucose lowering drugs like glyburide, glipizide tend to increase the concentration of insulin in blood leading to low glucose levels in body. Metformin however, resolves this problem and help in improving concentration of insulin. It has also been proved to avert the chances of other diabetes associated problems like kidney failure, blindness, and heart diseases. A study conducted in 2002 further confirmed that it helps in preventing pancreatic cancer in obese people. It also acts as an antioxidant and expedites the recovery of heart after minor ischemic attacks. With age, people develop intolerance for glucoseand diabetes also leads to accelerated aging. The diabetic treatment of Metformin helps reducing the risk of age related diabetes. It also helps in preventing sugar cravings, improves body composition, and improves insulin absorption. It also helps in preventing low density lipoprotein from attaching to the arteries and blood platelets.

This dosage should be restricted to one 500 mg to 850 mg capsule two to three times a day for patients aged over 40 years. Certified physician should be consulted if you suffer liver or kidney problems. Rare side effects in terms of nausea, headaches, vomiting, and stomach pains may be experienced. Stop the use if you face any abnormalities. Metformin can lead to deficiency of vitamin B12 in body. Supplements of Vitamin B12 are recommended. By incorporating healthy changes in lifestyle you can control diabetes.  Diabetes is not the end of the world. It simply means you have to start making some healthy choices.

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