Tag: "Metformin"

Metformin Could Act By Altering Gut Bacteria

| June 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

The drug metformin is the mainstay of conventional type 2 diabetes treatment and has been in clinical use for the last 60 years. Despite this, scientists still don’t have a clear understanding of how it works. But a new study shows metformin may lower blood sugar through its effects on our gut bacteria. Researchers at […]

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Long-Term Metformin Use Can Increases Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Risks

| April 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Metformin is the mainstay of conventional treatment for type 2 diabetes. It is generally considered to be the safest antidiabetic drug around – and because the patent on metformin for blood sugar control ran out years ago, Big Pharma is desperate to find new and lucrative uses for it. Metformin has already been suggested as […]

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Could Moringa Leaf Help Defeat Diabetes?

| January 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in earlier posts here and here, certain herbs have powerful antidiabetic properties. If used under the direction of an experienced practitioner, they can be just as effective as prescription medications in lowering blood sugar levels, but they don’t have the unpleasant and often dangerous side effects associated with these drugs. One herb […]

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Metformin Is No Silver Bullet For Cancer

| March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Metformin is a drug that most people with type 2 diabetes have heard of and that many will be taking. But while metformin’s antidiabetic properties have been documented for decades, the way it works is still being unravelled by scientists. What has become apparent, though, is that this drug has a very wide range of effects […]

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Watch Out For These Diabetes Drug Interactions

| February 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about a new study that showed how serious hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) requiring a hospital visit could result from taking the blood-thinner warfarin along with diabetes drugs. Sadly, that scenario is not the only example of dangerous or unpleasant reactions between diabetes drugs and other medications that […]

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Metformin Now Punted As An Anti-Ageing ‘Miracle’

| December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Metformin — one of the most widely prescribed diabetes drugs — has recently been hailed as ‘the world’s first anti-ageing drug’. Any diabetic who is taking metformin, will most likely shudder at the thought of this drug being handed out to millions of people who wants to beat the ageing process. Recently, the media went […]

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Low Blood Sugar Causes Cardiovascular Problems

| November 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you have diabetes or metabolic syndrome, you will no doubt have been told of the risks involved in allowing your blood sugar level to remain consistently high. Too much glucose in your blood is a slow-acting poison, eroding the ability of your pancreas to produce insulin, attacking blood vessels to cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular […]

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Olive Oil Could Switch Off Fat Production In Your Liver

| February 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Having too much fat in your blood stream is bad news; it can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries caused by the build-up of fatty plaques and cholesterol). One of the biggest medical myths of the last century is the idea that fat in your blood stream comes from […]

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Diabetes Drug Metformin Proposed As Tuberculosis Treatment

| January 22, 2015 | Comments (3)

Metformin is an antidiabetic drug that I have written about several times on The Real Diabetes Truth. Although it has been in use for more than half a century, scientists are still discovering exactly how it works and unravelling its many effects in the body – some good and some bad. Now, a research team […]

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Metformin Linked To Low Thyroid Function And Heart Disease

| October 30, 2014 | Comments (2)

Metformin is often viewed by doctors as the ‘drug of choice’ for treating type 2 diabetes, since it is quite effective in reducing blood sugar levels and is assumed to have fewer side effects than other diabetes drugs. But metformin is far from harmless – it depletes the body of vitamin B12, which is essential […]

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Rosemary, Marjoram And Oregano Could Help Defeat Diabetes

| August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Long before the pharmaceutical industry hi-jacked the medical profession, herbs were the mainstay of every doctor’s practice. Many modern medicines are based on old herbal remedies – even metformin, the most widely prescribed medication for type 2 diabetes, is little different from the herb goat’s rue, the medieval diabetes remedy from which it was developed.1 […]

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Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes Could Raise Cardiovascular Risks

| July 24, 2014 | Comments (1)

Insulin is the hormone that takes sugar out of your blood and metformin is a medication that makes insulin work better, so you might think that a combination of metformin and insulin would be a good option for managing type 2 diabetes. That’s apparently what many doctors think too, since the number of prescriptions for […]

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The Link Between Diabetes And Cancer

| May 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Diabetes isn’t just about blood sugar control. It is like a warning light flashing on a control panel, telling you that something has gone wrong in the body’s infinitely complex machinery. Over the years, researchers have discovered that there is a link between diabetes and cancer. The nature of this relationship is far from simple […]

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Heart Failure Risks Of Diabetes Drugs Are Being Ignored

| April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

In May last year, I wrote in The Real Diabetes Truth how the vast majority of diabetes research hasn’t properly addressed the cardiovascular risks associated with diabetes drugs. Now, a leading UK heart specialist has blown the whistle on clinical trials that fail to even record the incidence of heart failure, one of the most […]

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