It is so important that you monitor your blood glucose levels to assure your risk of kidney damage, vision loss, nerve problems, and possible loss of limb are decreased. Eating properly, exercising, and taking Synjardy is a great start for those of you with type 2 diabetes. The purpose of Synjardy is to work with the insulin your body is still producing, so type 1 diabetics cannot take Synjardy.
Empagliflozin is called a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2 inhibitor) and it works by decreasing the amount of filtered glucose that is reabsorbed by your kidneys and increases excretion of urinary glucose and lowers blood glucose levels .
Metformin Hydrochloride works more than 1 way to help control high blood sugar. It starts by reducing the amount of sugar produced by cells in your liver, then it increases the sensitivity of your muscle cells to insulin. Lastly, Metformin HCl will delay the absorption of sugar from your intestines into your bloodstream after you’ve taken a meal.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, meaning that your own immune system has gone haywire and destroyed the islet cells that produce insulin. Once they are destroyed, glucose cannot find its way from your bloodstream into cells in your body to be stored for energy when needed. A build-up of glucose can damage blood vessels and increase our risk of other health conditions so you will need to administer insulin into your body to reduce other health risks.
Type 2 diabetes can occur when islet cells are still functional but your body no longer uses insulin efficiently and it’s important that insulin store glucose in the cells in your body for later use. If you are a type diabetic but need more than oral meds and have been instructed to begin injections of insulin, you are still a type 2 diabetic.
Tell your doctor about other health concerns or conditions you have and whether you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding to be certain Synjardy is safe to take. Explain other OTC or Rx drugs to your doctor that you currently take or use and include any dietary or vitamin supplements in case there is a risk adverse drug reactions.
If you should become ill with vomiting and/or have a decreased appetite, ask your doctor if Synjardy is still safe to take. To avoid an unplanned pregnancy, use a reliable form of birth control as Metformin may cause changes to your menstrual cycle.