Many people dealing with type 2 diabetes have problems controlling their blood sugar levels. Visit your doctor and ask about an Rx for Avandamet. This oral medications contains 2 active ingredients that work to keep your glucose levels on track. You also need to eat healthier, exercise to lose some weight, stay active. Due to how Avandamet works, those with type 1 diabetes will not reap any benefits as your pancreas is no longer producing any insulin as at all.
Rosiglitazone is a member of Thiazolidinediones class of drugs (TZD). It’s role is to make new fat cells in your body that are going to be more receptive to the insulin you produce. This means the glucose in your body is transported to other cells in your body where they are stored for energy when needed, instead of flowing in your bloodstream.
Metformin is one of the most widely used medications for treating diabetes and is responsible for stimulating your pancreas to make insulin to control the sugar in your body. Your liver produces sugar and adds it to your bloodstream when levels are low. However, if sugar levels get out of control your liver is not able to sense levels are high and just keeps pumping out the sugar into your bloodstream. Enter Metformin, and sugar production is suppressed. Blood sugar levels become stabilized as Metformin helps your body respond to the insulin your pancreas produces.
Even as it appears that you are in need of an injectible insulin to regulate glucose levels, you are still a type 2 diabetic. Your pancreas will eventually stop producing insulin and you will need to start medications that include insulin injections. Type 1 diabetes is considered an autoimmune disease as your immune system has turned on your own body and begins to attack the beta cells in your pancreas that produce insulin.
If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breast feeding, inform your doctor so a decision can be made as to whether Avandamet is safe for your unborn or nursing baby. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions and allergies you have and list all over the counter and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal or vitamin supplements. This is important in order for your doctor to know that Rosiglitazone/Metformin is safe for you to take.
A healthy change in your diet, staying active, and monitoring your glucose levels will help Avandamet benefit you more than thinking you can eat anything now that you have diabetic meds. If you experience shaking, rapid heartbeats, dizziness or blurry vision, your sugar level may be too low. You should always have a source of sugar with you for times your body hits that low stage. You should talk to your doctor about possible dosage adjustment.