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Diabetics and Exercise

Importance of Physical Exercise For Diabetes Patients The importance of exercise and physical activity has been proven time and time again in a multitude of studies over the past few decades. For diabetics, exercising has been shown to be just as important as having a healthy and nutritious diet to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Even in healthy individuals, exercise…

Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Diabetes

Metformin and vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Among Diabetic PATIENTS As you probably already know, one of the side effects of metformin is that it prevents proper nutrient absorption from food in your intestinal tract. Vitally important vitamins and minerals pass through your system not absorbed, leaving your body deficient in the elements it needs to rebuild and heal itself. As you can understand,…

Diabetes and The Risk of Heart Failure

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Can Diabetes Lead to Heart problems? One of the possibly fatal complications that can be caused by Type 2 Diabetes is diabetic heart disease. Patients with diabetes are much more predisposed to heart disease than other individuals. They have additional causes that can lead to heart disease, they can get it at younger ages, in more severe forms, and their…

Metformin Food Interactions

Metformin, diabetes and food interactions

How Does Metformin And Other Anti Diabetic Drugs Interact With Food? When you are taking any medication, it’s important to know what other life factors can affect that medication’s absorption and functioning in your body. Food is one of the most important factors to take into consideration. Consumption of alcohol is another. Many types of foods, especially those that originate…

Diabetes, Heart Attacks and Metformin

DIABETES AND HEART ATTACKS

How do heart attack survivors respond to Metformin? Cardio-vascular diseases are a reason behind more than half of all deaths in diabetic patients. Heart attacks – fatal and not fatal – are fairly common in diabetics. Metformin, a common drug for type 2  diabetes, has been shown to be very effective not only in preventing the development of heart disease…

Diabetes And Artificial Sweeteners

DIABETES AND ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Diabetes And Artificial Sweeteners – Are They Really As Good As They Say? If you have Type 2 Diabetes, it is very important to take extra caution in controlling the amount of sugar you intake with your meals. Your dietitian or doctor will often instruct you to cut down your sugar and carbohydrate intake. Of course, this may often require…

Relationship Between Diabetes and Insomnia

DIABETES AND INSOMNIA

Diabetes and Insomnia – Are They Linked? Whether diabetes and insomnia are linked and if so, in which ways exactly, has been one question that has caused countless debates among medical experts. Although plenty of evidence has shown that insomnia often occurs in diabetic patients,  the possibility of insomnia actually causing diabetes in healthy individuals still remains a question. The…

Diabetes Risk Factors That You Need To Watch For

DIABETES RISK FACTORS

9 Diabetes Risk Factors to be aware of Type 2 Diabetes affects over 18 million Americans; this is a huge number that continues to increase, as diabetes becomes an epidemic of this day and age. A larger number of Americans are also affected with pre-diabetes, a condition that can easily turn into full-blown diabetes if not properly controlled. Diabetes does…

The Link Between Diabetes and Stress

DIABETES AND STRESS

Diabetes and Stress – How Are They connected? A lot has been said and written about stress in the past few decades. Everyone knows that stress can have a profound effect on both your mind and your body, aggravating or even causing health conditions just like any physical factor would. When it comes to Type 2 Diabetes, patients who experience…

Before You Start Taking Metformin

BEFORE YOU START TAKING METFORMIN

Overview of metformin Metformin is an orally-administered medicine intended to treat diabetes by controlling sugar levels in the blood. It is a drug for patients with type 2, non-insulin dependent diabetes. It is occasionally administered in conjunction with insulin or other medicines. Metformin is not intended to treat type 1 diabetes. This drug is now regarded as the most recommended anti-diabetic…

Metformin HCl – What is it?

What you need to know about Metformin HCl One of the more often approved medications in treating diabetes is Metformin HCl (Glucophage®).  It is prescribed to type 2 diabetes patients to decrease their levels of blood sugar. Metformin hydrochloride is the abbreviated form of Metformin HCl. The effects of the medicine are as follows: 1) Restricts the quantity of sugar…

Metformin and Hair Loss – Are They Related?

METFORMIN AND HAIR LOSS

Is Hair Loss a Side Effect of Metformin? Although Metformin has a few potential side effects, some of which are quite considerable, it is very unlikely that hair loss would be one of them. According to lab tests conducted prior to metformin’s approval as a drug by FDA, hair loss was not found to be a common side effect of…

Side Effects of Metformin

Contents: Overview of metformin Most common metformin side effects Other metformin side effects Metformin side effects in women What to do if you have significant side effects while taking metformin Metformin (also known by generic name Glucophage) is an oral hypoglycemic medication used to control high blood sugar. It is used in managing Type II diabetes, in the cases when the body’s…

Metformin and Alcohol – Know The Risks

METFORMIN AND ALCOHOL

Risks of consuming alcohol while on Metformin If you are used to having a glass of wine with your dinner or a can of beer now and again, you might wonder if you can continue with that habit once you are on metformin. The answer is: it depends on the dosage. Alcohol in moderation is OK to consume for diabetic…

11 Things You Need To Know About Metformin

10 THINGS ABOUT METFORMIN

1. Metformin can stop the progression of pre-diabetes to Type 2 diabetes. This one of a kind drug can do wonders when combined with proper diet and exercise. 2. Metformin can possibly help solve weight loss problems. The substance allows the cells in the body become more sensitive towards insulin, allowing the body to use less insulin for the transport…

Metformin and Vitamin B12 Deficiency

METFORMIN AND VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY

Metformin and Vitamin b12 connection At present, there is an increasing concern about the risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency among patients who are taking Metformin. Cobalamin and cyanocobalamin are the other names of vitamin B12 that plays significant roles in the human body like maintaining the health of your blood cells and your nervous system. Studies show that vitamin B12…

Metformin For The Treatment of PCOS

METFORMIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF PCOS

PCOS overview PCOS, or Polycystic ovary syndrome, is a condition that arises in between 5% and 10% of women of childbearing age as a result of an imbalance in reproductive hormones. Women in PCOS have highly elevated levels of male reproductive hormones (androgens).  Polycystic ovaries develop as a result of being stimulated by too many androgens, especially testosterone.  The cause of…