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Metastudy Confirms Metformin Appropriate Treatment for Prediabetes

I am fairly a normal person at 5’4 and 140LBS .However my lifestyle has been very rough and  careless over the last 7 years with lots of  smoking and  apprently no  care for  diet.During the last 2 years i woirked in office under   lot of  stress (mental & physical) .I  was also diagnosed iwth Gloucoma  last year .However my current situation i believe is the result of the wrong diagnosis .You can aslo see my other posts to get the idea but here is timeline . Shanny, my doctor also says that an A1C under 6 is okay; but while my 5.9 is under 6, it isn’t by much! A normal fasting blood sugar level is less than 100 mg/dL. The Milton resident changed her diet drastically and lost 130 pounds with the help of Dr. The relationship of HbA1c with death within 30 days of surgery was examined using logistic regression modeling. The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. Most of the time, there are no symptoms with prediabetes.

Green tea contains caffeine and catechins which have potential health benefits. Some doctor’s prefer 10-12 hours. Therefore, high blood glucose levels are noticed. There are two simple tests performed in the doctors office used to diagnose pre-diabetes. No case reports have been found regarding DPP-4 inhibitor use in prediabetes. One study found that people who regularly drink sugary products – 1 or 2 cans of soda a day, for example – are at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetes. The link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease already has been studied.

There has never been a single study that shows that people with “diabetes” by diagnosis who maintain completely normal blood sugars develop any of the complications of diabetes. Your body uses insulin to regulate the movement of sugar into cells. It didn’t get there overnight, and if I do nothing, it won’t be long before it IS 5.7 and that is something I’d like to avoid if possible. I’d also like to encourage folks here to write about their experiences with diabetes to educate others about the human aspects of it. The real problem with using metformin to “prevent diabetes” lies in how “diabetes” is diagnosed in these studies. Eat quality proteins like fish and fowl, nuts and seeds, beans and legumes, fresh vegetables and small amounts of whole grains. Pre-diabetes can be caused by a number of factors.

The first one followed expert advice about exercise, diet and behavior changes and implemented these recommendations into their lives. Am I correct in thinking, then, that if you are told you are pre-diabetic, there is no way diet and exercise will return you to a non diabetic state? What is much more significant if you are trying to keep people from going blind or losing their kidneys is what happens to the blood sugar after meals–which is a statistic these large “diabetes prevention” studies rarely track since it requires much more expensive testing. A person with the fasting blood sugar of 108 mg/dl may be be going up to 180 mg/dl after meals and coming back down to 100 mg/dl in two hours. Or they may be going up to 270 mg/dl and drifting back down to 108 in 4 hours. Both people are prediabetic, but the first person is much less likely to develop diabetic complications than the second. And, in fact, the second is technically diabetic given the ADA diagnostic criteria since they have random blood sugars over 200 mg/dl–except that their true diabetic state never gets discovered since the doctors and researchers only look at their fasting blood sugar.

Almost half of all “newly diagnosed” Type 2s have neuropathy–a complication that can take up to a decade to develop in people diagnosed with sudden onset Type 1 diabetes. That tells us how damaging all those years of untreated “prediabetes” really are. Metformin can help lower blood sugar, but if you are a person with prediabetes who tests your blood sugar after meals while taking metformin, you’ll often see that your blood sugar will still go high enough to cause damage unless you also cut back on your carbohydrate intake. But metformin definitely can help, and it can allow you to eat more carbs and still get decent blood sugar numbers, which in turn makes it easier to eat in a way that maintains health since it’s a matter of cutting down rather than cutting out the carbs. So as soon as you find your blood sugar is higher than normal, the better off you’ll be if you take steps to get your blood sugar back down to the normal range. Whether or not you reverse the underlying condition that made your blood sugar abnormal is irrelevant. Most of us can’t, contrary to what many doctors tell people.

But as long as we can keep our blood sugar in the normal range, we’ll feel much better, since fluctuating blood sugars make for rabid hunger and depressive mood swings, and we will also maintain the normal blood sugars that will keep our organs functioning in a normal way. If you are not getting normal blood sugars with reasonable dietary changes and your doctor won’t let you try a course of metformin, ask why, and if the reasons don’t sound credible, find a doctor who will be a better partner with you in the struggle to maintain your health. If metformin does not lower your blood sugars and they continue to deteriorate, it is possible you have an autoimmune form of diabetes. Metformin does not help diabetes caused by damaged beta cells and immune disease and people whose blood sugar does not respond to metformin often turn out not to have Type 2 diabetes.

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