A diet and exercise program or the taking of a drug called Metformin may delay the development of diabetes in people with high blood sugar.
Metabolic syndrome is a condition in which people have at least 3 of the following abnormalities: overweight, high blood pressure, high triglyceride levels (a bad type of fat in the blood), low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (“good”cholesterol), and high blood sugar levels. People with the metabolic syndrome are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. Type 2 diabetes (adult-onset diabetes) interferes with the body's ability to store energy from food. The result is high blood levels of sugar. Many people with type 2 diabetes have slightly high levels of blood sugar for years before reaching diabetes levels, a condition sometimes called pre-diabetes. A large study showed 2 ways to prevent or delay the development of diabetes in people with pre-diabetes. The first is a diet and exercise program for weight loss. The other is a small daily dose of a diabetes medication called metformin. It is unknown whether these treatments might also prevent or reverse the metabolic syndrome.
Metformin has been associated with substantial rises in blood lactate concentrations in individual Type 2 diabetic patients. Exercise also leads to increases in blood lactate levels.-
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- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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