How Does Diabetes Medication Work?
There exist different types of diabetes medications, but only a few different categories of medications. The two primary categories of oral diabetes medications are Sulfonylurea Agents and Biguanides. Others exist but these are the most common of oral medication people with type 2 diabetes take.
Sulfonylurea Agents - this category of diabetes medications work by increasing insulin secretion from the pancreatic beta cells. Basically, these medications cause the pancreas to produce more insulin given that individuals with type 2 diabetes suffer from insulin resistance. The pancreas can help bring down blood sugar levels for a period of time when it produces more insulin. In cases where the pancreas is being induced to produce more insulin than it is normally capable of, it can lead to a burnout. Fatigue or damage leads to even greater problems when the pancreas gets to a point where it can no longer produce insulin.
This category has the following most common diabetes medications: Glyburide, Glipizide, and Glimepiride.
Biguanides - this category of medications lower the amount of sugar made by the liver, reduces the amount of sugar absorbed into the body from food, and makes insulin receptors more sensitive. Each one of these effects helps to reduce blood sugar levels. This category of diabetes medications changes the function of the liver, and can therefore be detrimental to the liver.
Metformin is the most common diabetes medication in this category.
For everything there is a time and a place and diabetes medications are no exception to this rule of thumb. Persons with type 2 diabetes struggling to manage their blood sugar levels may need to take medication to bring their blood sugar level in line. It is of utmost importance to listen to the advice of your medical doctor on this issue.
A simple Google search on medications for type 2 diabetes provides countless pages of information about them. Large amounts of money have been spent in the study of different medications to try to find a cure for type 2 diabetes. As noble of a cause as it may appear, it doesn't seem likely that we will find a cure from a toxin. At least it hasn't been a success story thus far.
The Orlando Diabetes Project
Clients at the Orlando diabetes project are informed on how their diabetes medications work. It is of utmost importance for each individual with type 2 diabetes to understand how their medications work because it is a great motivation to get to a point where they may not need them. It's very easy to take a pill and forget about everything that it could be doing to your body for lack of information on what the pill actually does. When you know what you're doing to your body it is difficult to continue to inflict damage on yourself.
The Orlando diabetes project works with each client on a one on one basis to piece together the root cause of their type 2 diabetes. Working at the level of the cause of the problem gives phenomenal results. For more information about the Orlando Diabetes Project at Integrative Health of Orlando, call and make an appointment to attend one of our free diabetes classes. You deserve the very best!