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Diabetes and weight loss

As we can see from the list of diabetes symptoms below, weight loss is a symptom in both type 1 and type 2.  As we can also see, being overweight is a major risk factor in developing the disease.

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Diabetes Advice Regarding Coronavirus

People living with diabetes are more vulnerable to getting infections, increased severity of infections and a higher risk of complications. Those that have poorer glucose control are more at risk. High blood glucose during an episode of infection has...

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Diabetes: An Increasing Risk

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is increasing all over the world. However, in the UK the risk level has been rising particularly steeply, with 1 in 3 adults at high risk of developing diabetes. A change in lifestyle and attitude can be all it ...

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Does diabetes cause erectile dysfunction?

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of erectile dysfunction (ED). Diabetes increases your likelihood of experiencing ED by 2-3 times and diabetics often experience ED 10-15 years earlier than others. In diabetes, the body is unable to effectiv...

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What is the correct Metformin dosage?

Metformin is not a drug you should be self-medicating with. This drug can lower your blood sugar levels, and if you take the wrong dose, it can cause you to suffer lactic acidosis or just not be very effective at all. Your doctor will tell you how mu...

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What Is Metformin?

Metformin is a medication particularly well suited for type 2 diabetes. The unique way that it works makes it unsuitable for treating type 1 diabetes or for most other medical conditions.  

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Metformin for PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a medical condition some young women suffer from. With this malady, the woman will not be able to ovulate, or release eggs, properly. They may have irregular periods, and their ovaries are covered in cysts. Th...

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Metformin and weight loss

Metformin is typically used to treat type 2 diabetes. While some people may use it for other purposes, it is only medically recommended for type 2 diabetes (T2D) treatment.

This drug offers several benefits, particularly in controlling blood sugar...