What we recommend in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment – Avoiding Hypoglycemia and Weight Gain

diabetes type 2 illustration One key aspect in the type 2 diabetes treatment is to avoid hypoglycemia and further weight gain. In our topic on type 2 diabetes, we classified treatments based on their risks of causing hypoglycemia and weight gain, and today we will elaborate on this topic.

Hypoglycemia simply means low blood sugar and it happens when our blood glucose level drops below the normal range. In diabetic patients, a blood glucose level below 3.9 mmol/L or 70 mg/dL is considered to be hypoglycemia.  Continue reading

What we recommend in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment – Preserving the Pancreas

type 2 diabetesAs we have discussed in our topic on type 2 diabetes, type 2 diabetes develops starting with our body developing resistance to the insulin our own pancreas is making. As a result, there is added pressure on the pancreas to produce more insulin to keep our blood sugar levels within normal range and over time our pancreas gets overworked and slowly loses its function. The main goal in type 2 diabetes treatment is obvious – keeping our blood glucose levels in check to prevent the development of nasty complications from having prolonged high blood sugar levels. But given the arsenal we have nowadays at our disposal, what we also need to consider is protecting and preserving our pancreatic functions while managing our blood sugars. Continue reading