Diabetes: Side Effects of Glucose Regulating Medications

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Diabetes has become a silent modern epidemic as it’s already the sixth leading cause of death among Americans and the fastest growing disease in every age group even children. Glucose-regulating medications come with numerous side effects such as muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, changes in heart rate, and rapid weight gain. Can you imagine what a lifetime of drug therapy will do to children? How will their medication use affect future generations.

Diabetes is preventable and, in most cases, reversible.

The tragedy is that in most cases this disease is entirely preventable with proper awareness testing, diet, and exercise. Yet it’s estimated that five million people are unaware of their abnormal glucose or hemoglobin A1C levels. Could you be one of them? The cause of elevated glucose levels could be many things: poor diet, medications, liver disease, mineral deficiencies, toxic elements, chronic infections, and digestion problems can all be contributors. This is why it is essential to do proper testing to assess all aspects of your heath. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and loss of nerve function which can lead to the need for amputation. Because of this, medications are frequently used to reduce glucose levels in your bloodstream. 

Where does the glucose go when you take your diabetes medication?

But the most important question to ask with medication is this: where does the glucose go when it is lowered, for example, from 300 down to 120? The glucose is not eliminated or destroyed. It is forced into other cells such as the eyes and kidneys where it continues to do damage causing kidney disease and even vision disturbances or blindness. Type 2 diabetes can nearly always be reversed and even Type 1 can be greatly improved. Remember, the less insulin and medication you need, the better you are and longer you will live. 

What do I do about this?

Start by completing the Patient Symptom Survey which aids in determining what comprehensive tests to order, informs us of any medications you are taking and indicates the symptoms you are experiencing. Once your test results are in, we compile all of the data in a comprehensive color-coded report that is easy to read and understand. Using your unique test data, the Science-Based Nutrition report will reveal your underlying health deficiencies and indicate the nutrients and diet that will likely help you progress toward a healthier you.


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