There is a common misconception about the failure of insulin, among users with type 2 diabetes. This can be very frustrating for a diabetic who has been using insulin for over a decade. More than 4 million Americans use insulin for effective management of type 2 diabetes, and this is not a bad thing at all.
In fact, the claim of insulin failure is extremely false and dangerous, because diabetes is a degenerative disease, and misinformation can prevent people with type 2 diabetes from seeking treatment. Although insulin is effective against diabetes, this claim may provoke some people against insulin or shake their confidence. This can lead to complications of diabetes later in life.
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The “best” treatment is the one that suits you!
The goal of controlling type 2 diabetes is to keep blood glucose levels within a certain range. Like many serious illnesses, there are many treatments for diabetes that people can adopt. Each method has its own benefits and potential side effects.
Different Methods Of Treatment:
Managing diabetes with lifestyle changes is considered “excellent”
Food and exercise
A balanced diet and physical exercise are considered to be the best treatment for diabetes. It is generally considered to be the first and most important part of the treatment of blood sugar. This is a great way to get rid of clutter you don’t need.
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The next level of diabetes treatment is medication. Typically, people start with metformin, which increases insulin sensitivity and can potentially cause indigestion. One drug is sulfonylureas, which cause the pancreas to produce more insulin and cause hypoglycemia (extremely low blood glucose levels).
More recently, drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors have been introduced. GLP1 receptor agonist slows down digestion and GLT2 is excreted in the urine, preventing the kidneys from reabsorbing blood sugar. Although they can help balance blood glucose levels, their use alone is not always enough.
Gastric bypass is recommended for some patients. This surgery dramatically reconstructs the digestive system, which can lead to weight loss and sometimes even remission of diabetes. However, this requires abstaining from certain foods and restricting one’s diet for life. In addition, there is no guarantee of remission due to gastric bypass.
This is the last option to treat blood sugar. Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone that a healthy body uses the energy in glucose to supply cells and muscles. It should be injected through a syringe.
Don’t think insulin is bad!
When insulin was discovered in the 1920’s, insulin was seen as a miracle drug for saving precious lives. Today, people with type 2 diabetes can use insulin with a healthy diet. Some people associate insulin use with extreme health problems and consider it the ultimate solution to their illness.
Although lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, stress management) play an important role in the development or control of type 2 diabetes. However, keep in mind that the risk factors that determine diabetes are beyond our control, such as age, family history, race, and so on. All of these factors, together, make it impossible for anyone to fully control the progression of diabetes.
In fact, type 2 diabetes is a degenerative disease. Over time, the pancreas naturally produces less insulin. In this case, the body is not only insulin resistant but also unable to produce the amount of insulin needed to process blood glucose. There may come a time in the life of every type 2 diabetic patient when there is no other treatment to keep blood glucose levels in a permanently healthy range. Therefore, instead of considering it as good or bad in such times, it should be seen as a life-saving treatment.
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