The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online

The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online (https://www.diabetesforum.com/forum.php)
-   Diabetes Forum Lounge (https://www.diabetesforum.com/diabetes-forum-lounge/)
-   -   Type2 Diabetes Article on Meds (https://www.diabetesforum.com/diabetes-forum-lounge/12344-type2-diabetes-article-meds.html)

EdMEd 11-07-2012 13:00

Type2 Diabetes Article on Meds
 
http://blog.joslin.org/2012/03/metfo...ug-for-type-2/

GretchenRS 11-07-2012 20:46

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 :)
Gretchen

OzDave 11-07-2012 21:22

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.

D.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:07.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.