We have discussed in our previous blogs as well as our topic on type 2 diabetes about the factors we consider when recommending treatment options for type 2 diabetes. Today by summarizing what we have previously discussed, we will provide you with the rationales behind what our endocrinologist recommends for the management of type 2 diabetes. Continue reading
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
As 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
Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which your body is unable to product insulin (or unable to produce enough) to take glucose from the foods you eat and allow it to enter your cells, where it can be used as energy. When it cannot get into the cells, the result is an elevated level of glucose in your blood.
The number of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes has dramatically increased to almost 30 million Americans and close to 400 million people worldwide, with estimates that the number will double in the next 15 years. If you are one of the millions who have this disease, it’s important to know how to control your blood sugar so you can avoid serious complications. Continue reading