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New Synthetic Drugs For Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
I am on a protocol drug new for diabetes and suddenly am getting terrible acid burps. Never had them in my life. Could this drug cause this.?
Possibly: Without knowing what the medication is - can't really know. Let the prescriber know. ...Read more
Is the new drug Farxiga to treat diabetes a good drug to be taken by diabetics.Is it a safe drug & is it out in market.Any side effects/allergies.Help?
FDA Approved: The drug is safe as it has been approved by the FDA. Every drug known to man has side effects. You can go on line to search for the SE of the drug as I believe telling you them often makes a person believe they will get them purely from the way the human mind works. (Half my med class started to itch when the picture of a scabies mite came on the big screen). Best wishes, stay well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for new shingles lesions to erupt after finishing a 7 day course of an antiviral drug? I have RA and diabetes and I am on methotrexate.
Many diff. Options: Thats a very broad question. If its type 2 diabetes then typically patients start with pills. There are a variety of pills out there. There are hormonal injections. Finally there are various types on insulin with differing properties. We choose which medications to use based on the severity of diabetes and other factors such as the patients weight, goals, health and cost of the medications. ...Read more
Categories: Hi categories of diabetes drugs include: insulins (multiple types with different properties), biguanides (metformin currently the only one), glitazones (pioglitazone & rosiglitazone), GLP-1 agonists (liraglutide & exenatide), DPP-4 inhibitors (sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin), SGLT-2 inhibitors (canagliflozin & dapagliflozin), sulfonylureas (glimepiride, glyburide, glipizide), AGIs, others ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: For type 2 diabetes mellitus (the most common kind), first steps in treatment center on learning about diabetes, and making changes to the diet and adding in regular exercise. Medications are sometimes needed from the outset and that depends on the clinical situation. Keep in mind that by the time diabetes is diagnosed, many times there are already complications from it, so don't wait! ...Read more
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