Additional Diabetes Information:
The elevated levels of blood glucose levels leads to spillage of glucose levels in urine and is also identified as a disease associated with 'sweet urine.' If untreated, diabetes
Many drugs available in the market make tall claims regarding their effect on diabetes. However, according to the latest research, new and innovative drug that has infused a new spirit of life among type 2 diabetes patients is Metformin. This effective drug fights age related diabetes, reduce blood sugar levels in body, and lowers cholesterol. With its multitude of benefits, it has become the preferred choice of more than billion of diabetes patients.
Metformin works in a unique way. It first reduces the amount of sugar produced by liver, then, it reduces the amount of sugar absorbed by food through stomach, and lastly it improves the effectiveness of insulin in blood by reducing the glucose levels already present in the blood. These triple advantages have made it a big hit among people. Mostly the glucose lowering products available in the market tend to reduce the concentration of insulin in blood when taken alone and give birth to an adverse condition known as hypoglycaemia. Metformin counter the ill effects produced by these medications. It also helps in averting the risk of contracting other diabetes related complications like kidney failure, renal failure, and heart attacks.
A research conducted in 2001 confirms that it helps in preventing pancreatic cancer in obese people. It also acts as antioxidants and helps in recovering from minor ischemic attacks. Diabtes often lead to premature/ accelerated aging. This drug helps in reducing the risk of age related diabetes, improves overall body composition, and prevents sugar cravings. Thus, it proves to be very effective for people who are trying to shed their weight. It also prevents 'bad cholesterol' like low- density lipoprotein from attaching to the arteries.
The dosage should be limited to one capsule of 500 mg to 850 mg twice or thrice a day for patients aged 40 years and above. People suffering from kidney or liver problems, and are lactic intolerant should consult a certified physician before taking Metformin. Rare side effects in the form of headaches, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain may be experienced. This drug can lead to deficiency of Vitamin B12. Its supplements are recommended. Diabetic patients need to take extra care of their diet. Include fresh vegetables and fruits. Exercise regularly and follow a healthy routine.