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Medicine For Diabetes
Many options: I assume you have type 2 diabetes. In this day and age, the best diabetes medications are those that do not cause you to gain weight or retain fluids. These are newer medications and are still not generic but they treat both diabetes and are weight-neutral/loss: metformin/byetta/victoza/januvia/onglyza/tradjenta. See your doctor to see if you are a suitable candidate for any of these drugs. ...Read more
Watch out in changes: You should always discuss changes in diet with your physician before doing the changes. He is the one that can guide you through it. When you start to restrict calories on your diet try to do it eating the same food but smaller amounts. If you are doing things the right way, sticking yourself to the diabetic diet should make you lose weight. ...Read more
Here are some things you can do for type 2 diabetes:
1. Weight loss (if overweight)
2. Low carbohydrate diet
3. Aerobic exercise (250 min/week)
4. Less sitting & more standing
6. Januvia or other dpp4 inhibitors
8. Victoza (liraglutide) or other glp-1 injectables
9. Glipizide or other sulfonureas
10. Insulin injections
11. Bariatric surgery (roux-en-y and others). ...Read more
Avoid complications!: Medications for diabetes work to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible, helping you avoid complications which can come from chronically high sugar levels. These complications include kidney disease, visual problems, nerve damage, heart disease, and stroke. Stay healthy! ...Read more
Long term problem: Some people with type 2 diabetes can get off of medication after weight loss and substantial changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle. However, diabetes is a long term disorder, and there are genetic factors that put a person at risk that he has no control over. So, long term medical care and following both dietary, lifestyle and medication recommendations from your doctor are important. ...Read more
I having a hard time getting a erections do to BP medicines. Or diabetes I believe that the nephidipine 60 can be the problem?
Erectile dysfunction: Ed is multifactorial. Diabetes especially if poorly controlled plays a major role in damaging nerves & blood vessels everywhere in your body including the penis. Thus, no erections. High blood pressure can also make it difficult to pump blood where it needs to go, so again no erection. Nifedipine is less likely than beta blockers to cause ed. Work w/your family doc to improve your health. Viagra (sildenafil)? ...Read more
Depends: The only way to treat type one, Insulin dependent diabetes, is with insulin. In this disease, your body makes no insulin. There is no alternative; you take your Insulin or you die. Type two diabetes involves Insulin resistance. 80% of people with this problem are obese. Ala (a type of fatty acid) has been shown to help in some studies. Recently cinnamon has drawn attention as a treatment. ...Read more
I am diabetic 5 years & facing dizziness from noon everyday till night for 1 year. I take Novomix 30, no oral medicine. Does Diabetes cause dizziness?
Diabetes can cause..: ...dizziness but it's generally not quite as specific with the hour it starts as you've mentioned unless NOON is when you wake up every day and perhaps you don't sleep until midnight...in which case you're saying that you're "dizzy" the whole time you're awake. Are your sugars under good, fair, or poor control when you check? You should check with your doctor on this as other things can be afoot. ...Read more
Is these medicines effect diabetes in any way? (bisoprolol, furosemide, dronedaone, diován, spironolactone)
Diabetes and meds: Adding spironolactone to a regimen that includes maximal ace inhibition improves renoprotection (r) in patients with diabetic nephropathy. Diovan (valsartan) is also a r agent as it lowers both blood pressure and protein in the urine of patients with diabetes. The other drugs have no r protect effect in diabetes, other than lowering blood pressure. Speak to your physician for more information in your case. ...Read more
Pregnant diabetic mom must have injectable insulin or she can eat medicine of diabetes? I don't want to take injections twice a day.
My father feels extremely sleepy; sleeps the moment he lies down no matter he had a sound sleep. He's taking medicines for diabetes. What should we do?
I am33 I have diabetes, High Cholesterol & Fatty Liver I am taking medicines for diabetes cholesterol I take 3cups green tea with lemon. Is it ok 4me?
You should be fine: As long as your green tea is not sweetened with sugar and you are taking your medications with water you should be fine. Remember, moderation is key to everything in life. 3 cups is ok but depends on your cup size. The cup volume should be no more than 4-6 fluid ounces or 120 - 170 ml. Also remember to drink plenty of water daily and Monitor your blood sugar regularly. Take care! ...Read more
My grandma told me that her chest feel pain in the night after she ate her medicine (diabetes medicine / chinese medicine) may I know why?
Have it evaluated.: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more