Metformin: Diabetes worst enemy

Part 2: Protecting metformin (from the haters).

Please see my Glycemic index video as a supplement to this.

Metformin is oftentimes the very first diabetic drug I use in brand-new diabetics. It is economical, can be utilized with numerous other diabetic drugs in combination, it can cause weight-loss and has been revealed to decrease cardiovascular risk as well as pancreatic cancer. It can be utilized securely in non-diabetics, and pre-diabetics.

It can cause GI side effects, so when I begin somebody on it, I usually provide 1000mg pills, and the goal is to take 1000mg twice a day.
Start with 1/2 pill as soon as a day at dinner, in one week,.
Take 1/2 pill two times a day with food, in another week,.
take 1/2 tablet in the morning and one at dinner,.
Finally advance to 1 tablet two times a day.
Some people can not tolerate the complete dosage, and have to take rather less of a dose.
Changing to the ER version can be handy.
If you eat lots of carbs, you will have more negative effects. Limiting carbs, assists to tolerate it much better AND can assist you to lose more weight.

Metformin: Diabetes worst enemy

Part 2: Defending metformin (from the haters)

http://youtu.be/oH_6yW_YKLA


Please watch my Glycemic index video as a supplement to this
http://youtu.be/wGBqEojeEDE

Metformin is often times the first diabetic drug I use in new diabetics. It is inexpensive, can be used with many other diabetic drugs in combination, it can cause weight loss and has been shown to decrease cardiovascular risk and even pancreatic cancer. It can be used safely in non-diabetics, and pre-diabetics.

It can cause GI side effects, so when I start someone on it, I usually give them 1000mg pills, and the goal is to take 1000mg twice a day.
Start with 1/2 pill once a day at dinner, in one week,
Take 1/2 pill twice a day with food, in another week,
take 1/2 pill in the morning and one at dinner,
Finally advance to 1 pill twice a day.
Some people cannot tolerate the full dose, and have to take somewhat less of a dose.
Switching to the ER version can be helpful.
If you eat lots of carbs, you will have more side effects. Limiting carbs, helps to tolerate it better AND can help you to lose more weight.

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