Type2 Diabetes Article on Meds
A good article from the ACP (American College of Physicians) that makes the following recommendations:
~ Use metformin as the first drug of choice when lifestyle measures such as diet and exercise have failed.
~ Use metformin as the first drug of choice along with lifestyle measures to treat most patients with diabetes
~ Add another medication along with metformin when patients have persistent high blood glucose levels.
It covered all the points we are familiar with -- the only criticism that I would make is that I think that physicians should go straight to the 2nd suggestion rather than expecting their patients to control diabetes with lifestyle changes alone. And in fact I think that is what many physicians (mine included) are doing.
Thank you for sharing this EdMEd :)
Yup, I got put straight on metformin at the time of diagnosis/confirmation. Going by my fasting glucose, she upped it from 500mg to 1000mg the following week. I am getting fasting levels in the 5s now, woo-hoo! They were averaging about 6.4 to 6.7 on 500mg.
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