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There are other steps including sleep, stress reduction, detox and exercise. It is likely helping but diet and lifestyle changes can also help control blood sugar, and reduce the need for medication in many people. I was diagnosed with T-2 within the past year. For many people, healthy diet and lifestyle are sufficient in controlling blood glucose and in others whose biology or hormonal signaling is altered as described above, medication may be required to achieve control — it's always an individual thing. We have good reasons to recommend the Metabolic Renewal program, for every woman. How can Virta help me?
I really hope to control any development by life style changes rather than medication! Check out our recommended food list here Judith. For best results, we encourage people to cut out all starches such as bread, pasta, rice, noodles, potatoes etc — all the very high carb foods that have a direct impact on blood sugar and A1c levels.
Unfortunately I turned to junk food when stress hit. My pre-dinner was just My question is, should I try the Extended Release mg Metformin I was prescribed to get my numbers under control quickly, or start with diet and exercise, which I know will work, but may take longer?
You always need to follow your doctors advice, including taking medication exactly as prescribed. Stay diligent with your diet and exercise and the results will follow!
In 3 weeks I went from to in the mornings and after meals with a big diet change and no medication at all! With help of a dietitian specialized in Whole Foods and Vegan. Right know fighting kidney and liver disease but stil strong and positive with some supplements help. Numbers also went down there!!! Some excerxise of course!
And enjoying life again!!! You can do it! Dr said this most be my life style now on and I love it! Be positive stand up and act!!! I started it and suffered terrible side effects, but my numbers are significantly better 7 weeks in. I credit this to cutting out carbs significantly. Trulicity curbs your appetite big time …to the point that it literally punishes you for overeating and consuming too many carbs.
I checked out some videos from Dr. Jason Fung about intermittant fasting and that seems to be the cure…what is your take on that? The ADA is absolutely wrong about the recommended carb intake for people with diabetes, and it needs to be addressed….
Many of our members are doing it through dietary changes alone. According to our research, there are currently 3 methods that can achieve these outcomes. You may find this article beneficial as well, it includes some more information about common diabetes medications, including Trulicity GLP-Agonists. Hi, i got diagnosed with type2 diabetes 10 days ago. I had a blood glucose of im down to fasting and after dinner im unsure of how long it should take me to get it down to normal.
But overall, the amount of time it takes someone is individualized. I dont understand why my bg is getting higher at night before bed, i hardly eat anything in the day salad for dinner i had in the morning at night im on day 10 of metformin.
Do you check your blood sugar during the middle of the day as well, or only morning and evening? Hi I am 82 and have had Diabetes for 4 years taking Metformin 2 twice a day. I am use to the painful disability of the flare ups I get, sometimes being kept in hospital for a few days.
My main problem is the nerve pain in my left leg, and the spongy painful feet from the Diabetes. My doctor prescribed Pregabalin, which I have been taking for a few months, but not helping at all. Is there anyone who can give me some help please. High blood sugar levels will continue to damage the nerves and cause further pain. I also recommend checking out these foot tips for diabetic foot treatment to help prevent any further complications.
And one supplement that has shown some promising results is alpha lipoic acid. Always consult your doctor before taking supplements. The concept behind metformin originates from knowledge about the French lilac Galega officinalis. However, metformin is not derived from an herb and is not an herbal supplement, it is a prescription medication. You can find more about what the drug contains here. What should my A1c be? Is it a random number, if not, how is it calculated? I was taking Metformin ER but asked my doctor to go on insulin because my number was not going down.
I need to have knee replacement but she wont sign off. This info on A1c will help Vann. And you might want to read about the difference between A1c and blood sugar here. I have had type 2 for 5 years. Take metformin and insulin. My problem is unusual. I need to gain 15 — 20 pounds. What can I eat to get there and would it help to stop the metformin. I went from to after contracting diabetes and would like to be at — It is mind boiling why FDA approved it. Both ingredients caused cancer, there are a lot of study done and had been published.
Another problem that pharmacies changing manufacturers too often looking for low cost by profiting themselves. It is very hard to find the generic form without these deadly ingredients.
Beware, check the inactive ingredients and images of the pill because the different image for the same medication contain different ingredients, perhaps some less costly than others. I felt very happy reading this article. It felt like all I have been reading about diabetes summed up into one article.
Please keep it up. I have a little question from a site I read something about diabetes. Please what is the difference between sugar and glucose? And my next question is, does a yellowish urine mean I am well hydrated? I hope I am going to get answers from you Jedha? Please clear my confusion. You can find many urine charts around the web, such as this one. Metformin is one of the most common medications used to help control blood sugar.
It is likely helping but diet and lifestyle changes can also help control blood sugar, and reduce the need for medication in many people. However, you should always check with your doctor regarding specific medication questions or if you want to change dosage etc. As for sweets they do contain sugar, which will raise blood sugar.
Please i need you to answer my question. I am 43, female,diagnosed diabetic in But I want to ask if being diabetic can make one to experience painful sexual intercourse and dry vaginal? I am currently on metformin mg. You need to contact your doctor so they can refer you to someone who specializes in this. Diabetes is likely not the cause of your pain nor trouble getting pregnant.
Although, I can say that having tight control of your blood sugar leading up to and during pregnancy is crucial for a healthy pregnancy and baby. I was diagnosed Type 2 ten years ago. I am on metformin mg two time a day, and glibenlcamide 5mg once a day. My sugar levels are around and Is the medication doing me good? Metformin is one of the most common medications prescribed for people with diabetes Fred and it likely is doing you some good. But overall, you could get your levels controlled better through diet and lifestyle means as well, that way you may not need the meds.
Try looking at your diet and lifestyle to see what you may be able to alter. Also, the best person to discuss medications with is your doctor. Thank you Jedha for the guidance.
Looks like diet and lifestyle is indeed key to better management of diabetes. Diet and lifestyle changes can help you control diabetes, and perhaps without the need for medications. Focus on the benefits! Metformin will improve your liver function. In other words, if you are prediabetic, you will save your beta cells! If you have polycystic ovaries, it will absolutely improve this condition.
Start slow and increase slowly. My doctor prescribed Metformin ER 2 months ago. I also have stage 2 chronic kidney disease and am very allergic to sulfa drugs which my doctor is aware of. I am confused as to why she would prescribe this drug. What a bummer—I would ask your doctor since she is the one who prescribed it and knows your treatment options. Like glipizide, glyburide, glyimipiride? The other meds will be more costly. Remember that the majority people have absolutely no side effects when taking Metformin.
Also, the ER is less likely to cause side effects than the regular. My A1C went to 7 3 months ago and my fasting blood sugar was My doctor decided to put me on mg er Metformin to take with dinner. I had resisted taking this medication because of the side effects I had heard about.
I am trying to eat better. I need to lose a lot of weight. Unfortunately I have some severe orthopedic problems that prevent me from exercising.
What I am puzzled about is that my doctor knows that I have stage 2 chronic kidney disease plus I am very allergic to sulfa drugs. After reading the comments I am very afraid to take this drug. All the newer drugs are VERY expensive.
I am very confused as to why my doctor would prescribe this drug knowing my medical history. Hi Kim, No contraindication with metformin and cinnamon. I have been diabetic for the past 11 years, and last year had to start insulin therapy for it.
I am still on mg Metformin twice a day. Are there perhaps forms of exercise that you know of that would not put any stress on my lower spine to help me control my blood sugar and weight? Sorry to hear of your pain and struggle Lynelle. Are you able to do things like chair leg lifts , swimming, or upper body exercises with some weights? The arm exercises I do while lying flat on my back with my knees bent, feet on the floor. This is a difficult on Lynelle. They may be able to design a more specific program for you.
I have t2 and was taking mg metformin daily my side effects was dry mouth to the point I could not speak and diarrhea so severe I had to wear a diaper I lost control of my bowels the diaper could not hold it. I was to the point of giving up. Thank God I stopped taking it no dry mouth or any diarrhea now. I had very similar reaction to you with Metformin. Anyway I went about 4 months with constant and severe debilitating diarrhoea which was so bad I hardly dared go to the shops in case I was in sudden need of a toilet.
Anyway a change in medication has made a massive difference, although it is more expensive, to me it is worth it. Had double pnuemonia last Xmas, lost a bit of weight now lost two stone, can a traumatic event like that trigger diabetes.
Absolutely, infections or anything which trigger the immune system can cause an elevation in blood sugar. Double pneumonia sounds awful. It just depends on the person and their condition. Metformin is fine for most people, the ER will release slower and sometimes easier on the gut for some people. One of my kidneys is covered with cysts. I forgot to mention this to my pcp.
The Dr at the time I was told about the cysts I was and am not having any issues with the cysts no pain or anything. Do you know if Metformin will affect my kidneys? The cysts were discovered while being checked for rapid heart beat heart rate was I am 77, have family history, overweight.
I am concern about the cysts that surround one of my kidneys. Zella, Please discuss this with you doctor asap to help make an informed decision. Whenever a doctor is prescribing a medication, they need to be fully informed of your medical conditions and medications.
Metformin is cleared by the kidneys and so if you have issues with your kidneys the medication may not clear as it should. Check with your doctor before making any changes! I just got diagnosed yesterday and will start mg of metformin tonight. Is having a couple of beers completely out of the question? However, alcohol is empty calories and toxic—as compared with food which is nutritious.
Additionally, keep in mind that beer is extra carbs and often alcohol lowers inhibition resulting in poor dietary choices later. These two terms are used interchangeably, although they are not technically the same. Resting metabolic rate is really what most lay people mean when they say basal metabolic rate, and I talk here only about resting metabolic rate RMR. Basal metabolic rate is a precise calculation with a precise definition; RMR is close enough for practical purposes.
Resting metabolic rate is the energy required by an animal to stay alive with no activity. Therefore, your real metabolic rate is always significantly higher than your RMR. Calculating RMR is a very useful first step in calculating your real metabolic rate.
A very small number of people have physical conditions that give them strange resting metabolic rates. However, for the vast majority of people, resting metabolic rate can be calculated knowing a few key variables. They are age, sex, weight, height, and fat-free body mass. Unlike other interventions, the cost of your starter kit and refill supplies needed for Virta is fully included in the price. Virta puts a clinic in your pocket, accessible to you when you need it most — no waiting rooms and no lines.
Our app collects your biomarker data, like blood glucose, blood ketones, weight, and blood pressure to help your care team adjust the Virta Treatment around your individual biochemistry. Through a series of videos and games, you'll learn how to make the necessary dietary changes sustainable and enjoyable. The app also provides access to a curated library of recipes, guides, and meal plans fit for any dietary preference.
Membership to Virta's private patient community is included in the price, but participation is optional. Those that choose to join can connect with other Virta patients to find support and share tips in a positive, moderated environment. Schedule a free, no-obligation phone consultation with one of our intake specialists to find out more!
Before Virta, Mark had lived with type 2 diabetes for 17 years. While there are many ways to achieve ketosis, Virta uses its own, proprietary, clinically-tested high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate protocol. While exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, it is not required to achieve nutritional ketosis. The Virta Treatment is designed to improve metabolic health by treating insulin resistance, and can reverse metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Everything you need to learn, practice, or measure will be presented to you daily through a custom online experience, which can be accessed through a desktop or mobile app: Virta is focused on getting you metabolically healthy and off your diabetes and blood pressure medications.
The rapid improvements from ketosis in conjunction with these medications can create hypoglycemic and hypotensive episodes, meaning your medications will need to be adjusted on a day-to-day basis. Having a Virta medical team there to answer your questions, provide expert feedback on your data and progress, and make personalized recommendations will ensure that you achieve the maximum benefit from ketosis.
The Virta perspective on intermittent fasting is that is not necessary to achieve metabolic health. The Virta Treatment does not expect patients to count or restrict calories. Exercise is not required for success on Virta. We encourage you to choose whatever level of physical activity you desire.
Because our treatment is accessed digitally, as long as you have internet access, you'll have access to all of our resources and your dedicated Health Coach. We can also provide recommendations and meal ideas as you navigate airports, restaurants, room service, and much more.