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Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot effectively regulate blood sugar levels. This can have significant effects on your health.
Metformin is the most commonly prescribed medication for type 2 diabetes. It’s not a cure, but it can help bring your blood sugar levels into a safe range.
In order to maintain our service levels, we may use a variety of manufacturers to provide you with your medication if you have ordered a generic product.
- Metformin 500mg – 28 tablets £18.50
- Metformin 850mg – 28 tablets £22.50
- Metformin SR 500mg – 28 tablets £32.99
Who can receive treatment online?
You may be able to receive type 2 diabetes treatment online if:
- at least 18 years old, have a formal diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, are already taking a stable dose of metformin that hasn’t changed in at least six months, and
- have had a recent blood sugar test (HbA1c blood test)
- have had a diabetic screening within the past six months Have your kidney function been evaluated within the past six months? (eGFR blood test)
Common adverse effects of treatment for type 2 diabetes
The most common metformin side effects include:
headaches resulting from weight loss
metallic flavour in the mouth
How do I obtain a treatment test?
A diabetes home test kit is the most convenient method for diagnosing diabetes. These can be purchased online at My London Pharmacy and delivered to your door via our free and speedy delivery service.
After receiving your test kit, you will use a small pinprick on your finger to collect blood, which will then be sent to our partner lab for analysis. Then, we will inform you of the results within two to three days of your blood sample reaching the lab.
What diabetes treatments are available for type 2?
Lifestyle changes. Many people with type 2 diabetes do not take any medication; instead, they treat their condition by eating healthily and engaging in more physical activity. Whether or not you are taking medication, you should always make positive lifestyle changes.
Medication. You may require medication to manage your blood sugar levels. Your physician will discuss the options with you prior to making a decision. Some choices include:
Metformin: My London Pharmacy offers this treatment. This is the most frequently prescribed medication for type 2 diabetes. It is typically the first medication a doctor will prescribe if a healthy diet and exercise are insufficient to control blood sugar levels.
This type of medication stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin, thereby enhancing its effectiveness.
Prandial glucose regulators are similar to sulphonylureas in that they stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin. They are typically taken a half-hour before meals because they work much faster than sulphonylureas, but their effect is short-lived.
Alpha glucosidase inhibitor (Acarbose): this slows the rate at which your intestine absorbs starchy foods, which in turn slows the rise in blood sugar that normally follows a meal.
Surgery. If necessary, you may be advised to undergo stomach or intestine surgery in order to lose weight.
How do I begin therapy?
Numerous individuals require medication to control their type 2 diabetes. This helps to maintain as normal a blood sugar level as possible. You may be required to take medication for the rest of your life, but the dose and medication(s) you receive may vary depending on your condition.
Dietary modification and regular exercise are the first treatment steps for type 2 diabetes. If these changes are insufficient to control your blood sugar, metformin is typically the first treatment prescribed.
If you wish to reorder metformin with My London Pharmacy, you must have been taking a stable dose of metformin for at least six months.
Additionally, you should schedule routine diabetic checkups with your physician to ensure that your diabetes is being treated as effectively as possible.
Can diabetes type 2 enter remission?
It is commonly believed that type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition. Recent research has shown, however, that for some individuals, remission is possible through weight loss and healthy lifestyle choices.
By reducing the amount of carbohydrates and calories you consume, you can maintain normal blood sugar levels. In conjunction with ongoing weight loss and regular exercise, this can eliminate the need for medication for some diabetics.
However, there is no long-term evidence to support this as a permanent cure.
Some studies suggest that attempting to put diabetes into remission as soon as possible after diagnosis may increase the likelihood of success. This may be due to the fact that the cells that regulate glucose levels are less damaged than they would be with diabetes.
Before attempting to put your diabetes into remission, you should consult a general practitioner or specialist. They will be able to recommend healthy eating and exercise plans and set attainable goals. In addition, they will be able to schedule regular health examinations and diabetes screenings, such as retinal examinations, to ensure that the procedure is safe for you.
Attempting to induce remission from type 2 diabetes with a “crash diet” could pose serious health risks and side effects.
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