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Diabetes: Supplies for the Diabetic

Aug 17, 2007
James just underwent the annual physical exam and results show that the blood sugar levels were higher than normal. Though this person was only a few pounds overweight, the lab reports show that this individual was at risk for diabetes and could get worse if this is not treated.

The reports about James' condition are nothing significant. This is because a lot of studies have confirmed that there are more Americans now with this problem than it was 20 years ago. The factors which caused this could be the type of food taken in which contain a lot of sugar that is bad for the person's health.

When people are diagnosed with diabetes, aside from making changes in one's lifestyle, the person will have to take some prescription medicines. Here are a few examples of these.

The first is Actos which is an insulin sensitzer that has been to be taken once daily. People will only see improvements in one's sugar level decrease after about six weeks. This comes in various dosages which can be bought at the nearest drugstore or online.

Another drug known as Amaryl is a bit cheaper than the first one mentioned. This should be taken once a day preferably after having breakfast which is designed to increase the production of insulin in the body.

Avandia is another drug that can be taken once or twice a day. Though the medicine is quite expensive, studies have shown this can help increase the body's sensitivity to insulin.

Metformin is considered to be the most popular drug in the market to treat diabetics. It is designed to stop the liver from producing too much glucose.

The side effects of anyone who use this or any other drug is that it may cause the person to have severe stomach cramps or diarrhea. Those who want to increase the dosage should do it gradually to reduce the pain.

Some of these drugs are expensive. Before buying, people should compare how much one establishment is selling it so that one will be able to get it at a good price. This place should also be checked if it honors the insurance one has to pay for some of the cost in the medication.

Aside from taking drugs, the person should also get into an exercise program and eat right. A dietitian can help make a good meal plan while the doctor can recommend the kind of workouts one will be able to engage in depending on the individual's sex, age and weight.

Aside from relying on meals provided by the dietitian, it will be a good idea to do some research on the web and try experimenting with various dishes. The person should just make sure that the calorie intake is measured all the time so one will not gain weight but lose it.

The individual can also engage in sports or jogging with friends since a small workout can also make a difference in making the blood sugar go down which can be seen the next time the patient comes in for a medical checkup.

Diabetes is a growing problem. The person should exercise, eat healthy and take the right dosage of drugs to stop this from getting worse. The right supply store that can provide this will ensure the individual will not spend too much in monitoring one's health.
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Hector Milla is editor of http://www.mydiabetessupply.com/ , a website about diabetes testing supply, thanks for publish this article in your website or ezine keeping a live and clickable link.
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