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What Is The Best 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NONE: In my > 35 years of practice i've heard of all manner of herbal and natural treatments for dm.None work.Please see a dr and get treated properly to live longer. ...Read more
Many Choices: If is impossible to answer what is best insulin or oral tablet for Diabetes. There are so many choices and what is best for you, may not be best for others.And most of the patients are treated with more than one pill with or without Insulin. But one pill stands out in any combination and I call it number 1 pill for Type 2 Diabetes.And that is Metformin.It is cheap,well tolerated and weight neutral ...Read more
Diabetic ESRD: If your kidney failure was the result of diabetic nephropathy, i suspect that you're well-past oral medication and are likely Insulin dependent at this time. Particularly when on anti-rejection medication which increases Insulin resistance, treatment with Insulin is more important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fighting diabetes: If I understand you properly you have diabetes - most likely type 2. Your doctor should be advising you about therapy for your diabetes and instructing you to keep track of your food intake and what effect it might have on your blood sugar. You should do this only for breakfast to start with and make medication adjustments as needed. You should also see a diabetes educator. ...Read more
Metformin best RX/Di: Yes in my humble opinion, it is the best and often used first line med for type 2 diabetes it is effective on Insulin resistance, it is dirt cheap and every body can afford it if they can tolerate it, and it is wieght neutral, meaning you do not gain weight like other meds except few new oncce. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity of diabetes. If ur blood sugar is relatively well controlled with appropriate diet (less carbohydrates like sugar and starch, more vegetables, etc.), & moderate daily exercise, ur diabetes might be controlled with a med like metformin alone. If not, you may need other oral or injectable meds. Blood pressure will need an ace-inhibitor but depends on kidney function. See doc. ...Read more
Is there any other medicine that can work best for my mom who has diabetes.She is on Blisto 4MF and Kombiglyze XR as prescribed by Dr.Still high.Help?
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