As we age, it is common to be treated for more than one medical condition at a time, for example, diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. To manage these conditions, patients are often prescribed more than one medication to be taken each day. However, taking multiple medications can be challenging to work into your daily routine.
As many as 2 in 3 people with diabetes report that they also have hypertension (high blood pressure). Unfortunately, the two combined can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Therefore, it is important to know how to prevent or treat high blood pressure if you have diabetes.
Metformin, which is used to treat type 2 diabetes, is a medicine in a class called “biguanides.” It lowers blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of glucose that your liver releases into the bloodstream.
Diabetes management has shifted away from a “one size fits all” model to a more individualized approach for each patient. Several important considerations including efficacy, cost, adverse effects, and potential benefits relevant to each patients’ needs will be examined throughout this blog.
People with diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease, including high cholesterol levels. That’s why it’s important to understand your risks and take action to optimize your overall health. Read on to learn more about lowering your cholesterol levels.
Insulin was first discovered in 1921. Since then, medical and technological advancements have made it even more effective for people with diabetes. Read this expert blog to learn about insulin improvements over the years.