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.