If you take metformin to control your type 2 diabetes, ask your doctor to take a look at your vitamin B-12 levels when you get a chance. A recent British study shows that metformin may cause a deficiency in the vitamin, which is necessary for the regeneration of red blood cells and the maintenance of nervous system health. Check your vitamin D levels and magnesium at the same time!!!
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Each person's success is based on how well he or she can realistically integrate a diet into daily life. A low carb diet, is not successful for everyone.A low carb diet is difficult to stick to. Low carb is good for most diabetics along with metformin.
Q: I am a type 2 diabetic on medication — metformin and Glucobay. If I go on an occasional sugar binge, will I suffer from any serious immediate side effects, e.g., a stroke or a heart attack? And will there be any long-term damage? See the link below for the entire answer...
http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/type2/managing/specialist/getaneh-diabetes-sugar-binge.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20100929 Answer: The seriousness of the damage depends on how frequently you go on a sugar binge, the quality and quantity of the sugar-containing foods, how muc
Diabetics who take the drug metformin over the long term should get their vitamin B-12 levels checked regularly to see if they are developing a vitamin deficiency, a new report suggests. (See Article link below)
Here is a link to the article... http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/5754-common-diabetes-drug-linked-to-vitamin-b-12-deficiency?utm_source=EmailNewsletter&utm_medium=Diabetes&utm_campaign=07-31-2010
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