Is metformin the best medicine to treat diabetes type 2?

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.

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Today My husband got diabetes type 2, DR gives metformin, want 2 knw if he kep on diet and hard exercises for months, is possible to not hav it again?

SLIM possibility. Hi. I don't want to say type 2 diabetes won't go into remission with lifestyle improvement, but it's a VERY SLIM possibility. Live a healthy lifestyle - it's just better for all of you. But don't wait too long trying to get lifestyle to fix the diabetes. It almost never happens in the real world. Read more...
It's possible. Technically we can't "cure" diabetes, but we can control it with strict diet (low fat, low cholesterol, upwards of 50 grams of fiber daily, small meals five or six times daily), exercise (aerobic) and weight reduction. However, I wouldn't usually recommend this without medication to patients with blood sugar values above 160. Read more...

How many times can I take glucovance (glyburide and metformin) (metrofin 500+ 5mg daonil) to control my diabetes type 2. I now take it once daily but my levels are high 200?

Call your doc. Glucovance (glyburide and metformin) is typically a twice per day drug. If your numbers are 200's, call the doc and he or she will most likely tell you to increase it to 2x/day. Read more...
May be two times. Your blood sugars are still not well controlled, hence you may have to try two times same medication and have a night time snack to prevent any hypoglycemia. Read more...

What can you do to treat diabetes type 2?

Many Choices. We have many choices 1 diet, exercise and weight loss 2 oral antidaibetic drugs there are many to chose from different classes from metformin to onglyzza. 3byeta, victoza, (liraglutide) bydorian 4 insulin varios combinations are used in different patients depending on the responce. Read more...

How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

Diet & exercise. Diet and exercise can prevent type 2 diabetes and can reverse the symptoms and keep it under control once it occurs. It takes time and effort but I have seen high blood sugars become completely normal in 1-2 weeks of dietary changes. Read more...
DM2. 1. Diet balanced, less cholesterol, less carbohydrates 2. Moderate exercise, walking two to three times a week- 30 min walk 3. Medications under direction of your doctor 4. Regular blood sugars checks. Read more...

I've got diabetes type 2 and I'm taking medicine and my prostate is big. The problem is that I hve to go bsthroom 3 times during bed time.

Check your sugar. If you are urinating frequently at night it could be due to your sugar being high at night, or due to the enlarged prostate causing you to not empty your bladder completely. You should check your sugar when you go to sleep and when you wake up, to see if it is high. If the prostate is the problem, you will need to see a urologist. Read more...

What are the best vitamins for someone with diabetes type 2 to take?

B1. Dr thornalley in england has shown that diabetics excrete huge amounts of vitamin b1 (thiamin) in urine. This is one disease where vitamin supplementation has been proved. It is best to take magnesium and a multivitamin also since vitamins all work together. Read more...
Vitamins. In regards to diabetes, i usually recommend to my patients to take vitamin c or zinc to boost their immunity. If there's numbness or tingling in your feet it's called diabetic neuropathy, take vitamin b complex. Usually a multivitamin should be sufficient such as one a day or centrum. Patients in their 40's may want to take an omega 3 fish oil and flax seed as well. Consult your doctor. Read more...
Get from foods. It's always best to get your nutrients from foods, a well balanced diet. If you absolutely want to take a vitamin, a vitamin d pill might be helpful. If you are taking metformin as a diabetes drug, you may also need vitamin b 12 as this drug is known to lower your B12 level. Read more...
Take if you want. There are generally no vitamin supplements necessary unless you are on a very low calorie diet or not obtaining adequate nutrition. Any generic once daily vitamin can be taken if you desire to do so. Don't take the very expensive ones with "super" ingredients that haven't been shown to be of any use. Read more...