How to Have Healthy Life with Metformin

20 Aug

Living with diabetes can be a complex and dangerous situation. Any change in the blood sugar levels either towards the increase or towards the decrease can prove to be extremely dangerous and fatal for the patient. Blood sugar levels thus should always be constantly monitored and remained under control for a diabetic patient to lead a healthy and trouble free life.

What is diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of the body, when the cells of the body become insensitive to the effect if insulin present in the blood. It can also be caused due to a decline or absence of production of insulin by the liver, thus resulting in abnormal high levels of sugar floating in the blood.

Types of diabetes mellitus

There are basically two types of diabetes, type 1 diabetes and diabetes mellitus type 2. Most popularly known as type 2 diabetes, diabetes mellitus type 2 is more common and prevalent as compared to type 1 diabetes, which is a genetic disorder and can be present from birth or childhood.

Cause of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

While, the exact cause of type 2 diabetes is still unknown, it has been established that type 2 diabetes is not caused by eating more sugar or sugary foods as per the popular belief but diabetes is caused by a disorder in the body when the cells of the body either stops responding to the effect of insulin or the production of insulin in the liver declines drastically resulting in elevated levels of sugar or glucose in the blood.

Risk factors for type 2 diabetes

Certain risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus include highly stressful life style, family history of type 2 diabetes, obesity, improper diet, lack of physical exercise, tension, anxiety etc. Type 2 diabetes thus generally occurs in middle age adults and is often also described as a life style disease.

Diabetes prevention program

While there is no permanent cure for type 2 diabetes, it can be treated and controlled if we control the blood sugar levels. Metformin is a special type 2 diabetes treatment drug belonging to the category of biaguande class of drugs and is especially designed to control and reduce the blood sugar levels in the body of type 2 diabetes patients.

Rather than interfering with the production of insulin in the liver, metformin makes the cells of the body more receptive and sensitive to the effect of insulin, thereby bringing the blood sugar levels down. The medicine is completely safe to take with no known side effects, toxcity or contrainadications and thus proves to be the best medicine for non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

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