How diabetes is treated
Diabetes treatment depends upon the stage of your diabetes. Some people can control their diabetes through diet and lifestyle changes alone, some people may require medication, such as Metformin, and some may be insulin-dependent. Your doctor will help you to know which treatment is most suitable for you.
What treatment is used when diabetes starts?
In the early stages of diabetes (especially in prediabetes), lifestyle changes may be enough, depending upon your situation and any delay in diagnosis. Improving your diet, losing weight, quitting smoking, and exercising more are some of the steps you could take to keep your diabetes under control.
Metformin for diabetes
Metformin is a medication used for people who cannot control diabetes through lifestyle changes alone, but they are not yet insulin-dependent (their pancreas still produces insulin). Metformin
What happens when diabetes medication stops working?
Many people begin taking a medication called Metformin. Metformin only works as long as your pancreas continues to produce insulin. If your pancreas no longer produces insulin, your doctor will no longer prescribe you Metformin. Instead, they will prescribe you insulin via self-injection to allow you to regulate your blood sugar.
What happens when diabetes goes untreated?
If diabetes goes untreated, it will continue to worsen. This can result in serious health problems, including irreversible damage to your eyes, heart, kidneys, and nervous system. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is vital that you follow the treatment plan as outlined by your doctor. If you suspect that you may have diabetes, you must ensure that you get tested so that you can take steps to prevent the disease from progressing.