There are currently over 100 medications available to treat diabetes on the market. While the pharmaceutical industry continues to research and develop diabetes treatments, two more traditional, mainstream diabetes medications, Insulin and Metformin (Glucophage, Gliclazide), remain the most common diabetes treatments prescribed to balance blood glucose levels, even though other, more natural treatments have been proven to obtain better results. Here’s what you need to know about treating diabetes, the most frequently used mainstream diabetes medications and a more effective, natural alternative.
Diabetes treatments save lives
Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to be chronically high and is often linked to obesity. Over time, unbalanced blood sugar levels can cause severe health complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, nerve damage and more. Luckily, we live in an era of innovation. Mainstream and naturally-minded researchers continue to strive towards identifying and developing diabetes treatments to successfully lower blood glucose levels, prevent diabetes complications and save lives. This can be particularly reassuring for chronic diabetics, who, disappointed in existing mainstream pharma solutions, tend to dabble in biohacking, adopting the use of natural products and solutions in an attempt to better their situation and quality of life.
Metformin – the first line of treatment
Metformin is generally considered the go-to diabetes treatment by Western medical professionals. In fact, 72% of Americans taking Diabetes medications are on the orally ingested pill. This is because the drug traced back to an ancient herbal remedy works by increasing the body’s response to insulin, to reverse the insulin resistance that causes the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Yet, though Metformin is relatively inexpensive, its ability to reduce blood glucose level is very limited and is only effective for very short periods of time before another (limited) dose must be taken or they are forced to switch to another class of drug altogether.
Diabetics taking Metformin are also often plagued by horrible side effects, which can include:
- Low blood sugar reaction.
- Stomach problems, including stomach pain, heartburn, gas diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
- Lactic acidosis – when kidneys cannot remove excess acid from the body
- Allergic reaction
- Loss of energy or strength
- Vitamin b12 deficiency
- Vision disturbances
- And more
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Insulin – the wonder injection?
Insulin used to be considered a last resort treatment, used only when all available oral medications failed to balance a diabetic’s blood sugar or caused too many negative side effects. Today, it is instrumental in saving the lives of Type 1 diabetics, whose bodies do not produce insulin on their own, and is considered effective in treating Type 2 diabetics’ insulin resistance. Insulin is injected directly into the bloodstream and is instantly effective, with a varying half-life, depending on the type used. Dosing is key, to prevent hypoglycemia, dangerously low blood sugar levels. Some diabetics opt to use insulin pumps, which continuously supply insulin to the bloodstream, beneath the skin. This can help reduce the adverse effects that constantly injecting one’s self-has on an individual’s lifestyle, though it is still an extra device to carry around and care for. And despite the fact that Western medical professionals tend to hail insulin as the wonder injection, in no reality is pricking one’s self-multiple times a day ever wonderful.
It is also important to note that even though insulin comes with fewer side effects than Metformin, the following side effects can be experienced on a regular basis:
- Low blood sugar
- Flu-like symptoms
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Infection at injection site
- Severe allergic reaction
Mainstream has its benefits, but natural is even better
To optimally balance your diabetes, modern medicines should be initially supplemented – and ideally eventually replaced, with natural alternatives and supplements, depending on each diabetic’s individual state. Natural supplements enable diabetics to balance their sugar, without experiencing the awful side effects mainstream treatments can elicit. They do so by carefully increasing the body’s intake of nutrients in a way that can help the body break down insulin and balance blood glucose levels far better than any mainstream medications can and without the involvement of any chemicals, prescriptions or injections, whatsoever!
CuraLife’s natural alternative
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