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Metformin: Beyond Lowering Glucose

“There are actually two things that I would like to take into account in diabetes treatment. One is of course lowering of blood sugar, as manifested by lowering of HbA1c, and, more importantly, reduction of weight of type 2 diabetic patients,” shared Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, founding president of the Philippine Association for the Study […]

Metformin Top Oral Antidiabetes Medicines

An oral medication for type 2 diabetes that has been in use for more than a decade was found to have distinct advantages compared to nine other, much-newer medications used to control the chronic disease, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Institute. Related terms:oral medicine to use with metforminantidiabetic medicineshow much is metforminoral antidiabetesthe […]

Metformin Helps Obese Teenage Girls

A lifestyle modification program along with metformin, a drug commonly used by type 2 diabetics to lower blood sugar level, may help teenage girls lose weight if they make changes in their diet as well, according to a study. Related terms:weight loss for teenage girlsmetformin teenage girlsmetformin in teenage girlwhy are teenage girls obeserole of […]

Metformin Gum Tablets

Generex Biotechnology Corporation, makers of the Generex Metformin Gum product, recently revealed results of a small study which showed that the gum presentation of metformin is as effective as the tablet form in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Designed as a companion product to the company’s oral insulin spray product (Oral-lyn), Generex Metformin […]

Can Metformin lower Vitamin B12 Levels?

Question: Can Metformin lower vitamin b12 levels? Answer: Metformin is a mainstay in diabetes therapy and probably the most widely prescribed first line diabetes treatment. It may also be prescribed for people with “prediabetes” (diagnosed when blood sugar levels are above the normal range but have not reached the cutoff for diabetes) or for women […]

Diabetes Medications 101: Oral Perspectives

Diabetes is rapidly becoming an epidemic worldwide because of the change in diet and lifestyle. And the Philippines is not spared. The number of diabetics and patients with diabetes-related complications has increased despite measures and advocacies to modify lifestyle. Related terms:common diabetic drugs in philippinesdiabetes drugs in the philippinesvoglibose tablets side effects on knee painis […]

Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy and diabetes pose unique challenges. Educating pregnant women with diabetes is an extraordinary opportunity to impact two lives at one time. As a diabetes educator, you will have the chance to meet and take care of all kinds of inspirational women, in all stages of pregnancy and all degrees of “paranoia.” You will need […]

Texas Doctors debunk Insulin Myths

Weight gain, low blood sugar, and low overall quality of life—these are the major reasons why many type 2 diabetic patients often fear insulin treatment. A recent study however found hat these fears are largely unfounded. Related terms:debunk insulin weight lossdr lingvaylingvay insulin

Top Ten Reasons on Not Losing Weight For Diabetics

Misis, tumaba na naman kayo.” “Doktora, hindi na nga po ako kumakain. Isang kutsarang kanin na lang sa tanghali at isang platitong salad na lang sa gabi. Nag wa-walking ako 30 minutes three times a week. Simula nang nagka-diabetes ako, tumaba na ako nang tumaba, doktora! Kahit anong gawin ko.” Related terms:tumaba na akogain weight […]

Silymarin cures Fatty Liver?

Question: My doctor told me I have a fatty liver. Can I take silymarin to cure this? Answer: Fatty liver is a very common condition. This condition is present when the liver cells are replaced by fat. In some persons with fatty liver, there is also significant liver injury that can lead to progressive liver […]