Diabetes Medication: The Pros and The Cons
Type-2 Diabetes creeps upon you slowly, sometimes over a period of many years. You don’t hear it or see it and for quite some time, you don’t even feel it, but like a thief in the night, it is stealing away something that is extremely precious to you ― your health.Often, before it is diagnosed diabetes has already had a damaging effect on the vital functioning of your body.... More
Type-2 Diabetes creeps upon you slowly, sometimes over a period of many years. You don’t hear it or see it and for quite some time, you don’t even feel it, but like a thief in the night, it is stealing away something that is extremely precious to you ― your health.Often, before it is diagnosed diabetes has already had a damaging effect on the vital functioning of your body. Its insidious progression wreaks havoc with your metabolism and even damages the effective workings of vital organs such as the liver, kidneys and heart. Over time, if nothing is done to arrest it, these malfunctions will lead to serious illness.
In instances where type-2 diabetes is caught early, the medical recommendation for lowering and controlling blood glucose levels is a change of diet and the introduction of more exercise into the daily routine. But for those whose condition is already quite advanced, the automatic response is a programme of medication …
A great deal of research has been conducted into diabetic medication world-wide, and a great deal of time and money spent on the development and testing of drugs, but as with all pharmaceutical therapies, there are inevitably side-effects. Some of these side-effects can prove so difficult to live with that you may end up wondering if you were better off with the symptoms of type-2. Of course, this is not even an issue. Something must be done to inhibit the effects of type-2 diabetes because if it is allowed to progress unchecked it will have dire consequences on your quality of life, and ultimately, without the appropriate corrective therapy, it will shorten your life.
It is my intention to give you a clear and factual account of the most widely used diabetic medications available today and also to present a transparent overview of the known side-effects of those drugs. All the reports of complications arising from various medications used are taken from official and validated sources. This information is not meant to alarm you; its intention is to make you aware of some of the benefits, but also the pitfalls associated with the various drugs you are likely to be prescribed. This will empower you to make decisions for yourself, based on your own knowledge, and will take away much of your vulnerability.
My message to you in this book is based on many years of my own experience, research and applied success. I want to show you that there is another way to arrest and control the destructive rampage of type-2 diabetes.