diabetic meds

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rimmjo

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Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 20:02
My dr told me im prediabetic and want to put me on Metformin, what kind of experiences do any others have with this med. It is supposed to help me regulate the insulin levels and I was told it can help you loose weight??? anybody take this med??
fatdot

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 08:34
It is great if you can tolerate it. You still have to diet however.

Do you take any blood pressure medication? Stay away from beta blockers
Wolf Whistle

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 12:32
Metformin is okay quite a common tab for Diabetics... Atkins diet it effectively the Old Diabetic diet.. Obviously you will require Insulin synthetic or ANIMAL replacement injections depending on your Diabetic type..... You still have to stay on the Lo carb as always you might need to check with your Doc at what level your Carbs should be intake wise? ..may be the same as anyone else ..and regular tablets must be taken.
Sunshine6442

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 08:10
Low carb is good for most diabetics along with metformin. Take metformin with a meal, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Take just before a meal with a little healthy fat, such as an avocado, some almonds, sardines, a vinegar & Olive Oil salad.

Metformin helps decrease the absorption of dietary carbohydrates through the intestines, however that does not mean you shouldn't count carbs....also Metformin reduces the production of glucose by the liver and it may also improve your energy levels. Remember that high blood sugar creates constant inflammation and that Protein is low glycemic & Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids which can help fight inflammation...so to help fight the inflammtions eat cherries, spinach salamon, sardines and tuna, walnuts, onions, garlic, cucumbers, parsley, tomatoes, and fermented foods like pickles, sauerkraut

Stick with vegetables, fish, seafood, chicken, meat, eggs, olive oil, avocado, nuts or fruits like pears, peaches, apples, plums, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries,, and kiwi which are all low glycemic.

Please see a medical professional for individual advice as this is not intended as medical advice.



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