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Common Treatments for Diabetes

 

If you suffer with diabetes, then your health care practitioner has probably already told you that the goal in treating this condition is 

 severe reaction of abnormally low levels of blood sugar.Type II, adult onset diabetes, is normally treated with oral medications first. At the same time, though, those with this form of diabetes are also urged to lose weight, exercise and follow a healthy diet, the tripartite of a natural treatment for this disease.

 

If the diet and exercise fail to help and the oral medications don't improve your condition, then your health care practitioner may consider prescribing you insulin.

 

Oral medications, such as sulfonylureas and meglitinides (which come in the brand names of Prandin and Starlix) are designed to increase the insulin production of the pancreas and decrease the amount of glucose the liver releases.

 

Other effects of these medications include a reduction in the absorption of carbohydrates from the intestines as well as slowing the time it takes to empty the stomach.  This  helps to delay the presentation of the carbohydrates for digestion and absorption in the small intestine.

 

Your health care practitioner chooses which medication to use in treating diabetes based on a number of considerations.  One of these is the possibility of one drug possessing the ability to perform more than one job.  For example, if a medication can provide you with lower blood sugar and an overall lower cholesterol, level, your health care practitioner will probably lean toward prescribing this one first.

 

It may very well be, though, that you'll be prescribed several different types of drugs.  Different combinations of drugs are now used to correct the increase in blood glucose levels.  More medications are developed and being used daily.  This means better treatment options for you.  Your health care practitioner will be better able to prescribe a treatment option that is more closely tailored to your individual health care needs and lifestyle.

 

Of course, not every person with diabetes benefits from every drug either new or old.  And certainly not every drug is right for every patient.  That's why it's vitally important that each individual with diabetes does everything within her power to monitor her own blood levels, get plenty of exercise, follow a healthy diet oriented toward fresh vegetables, protein and fruit as well as keeping in close communication with her health care practitioner.  This approach besides being sensible provides you with the best of both worlds the common sense advantage of natural treatment coupled with the back up of advance medical knowledge.

 

 

 

 



Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.

 

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