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Metformin Use Linked With Decreased Risk of Glaucoma

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed diabetes medication.   It acts differently from the other hypoglycemic meds.  Metformin decreases glucose production by the liver, decreases absorption of glucose in the GI tract, and improves insulin sensitivity.    This way it improves blood … Continue reading

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Diabetes Sick Days

Most everyone gets sick once in a while; it’s not uncommon to get a cold or flu or another illness.  However when you have diabetes, your body sees a sickness as a form of a stress and releases hormones to … Continue reading

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