What is DiaBeta?
DiaBeta is an oral medication used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes).
Who can take it?
Adults with type 2 diabetes can take DiaBeta with their doctor's approval and supervision.
What dosage can I take and how should I take it?
The usual starting dose of DiaBeta is 2.5 to 5 mg daily, administered with breakfast or the first main meal.
How often should I take DiaBeta?
Once a day.
What are the possible side effects?
Possible side effects include neausea, heartburn, stomach fullness, and weight gain.
What should I tell my doctor before taking DiaBeta?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, certain hormonal conditions (adrenal/pituitary insufficiency, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone-SIADH), electrolyte imbalance (hyponatremia), or autonomic neuropathy.
Compiled by Joe Guarneri, dLife contributing writer.
Sourdough Bread Spinach Dip Crunchy Sugar Snap Pea Salad Jalapeno-Cheddar Cornbread Cucumbers and Dip Berries 'n Cream Cheese Orange-Sesame Pork Chops Roasted Asparagus (Gluten Free) Marinated Mushroom Salad Vegetable Gumbo Fresh Linguine and Artichoke Hearts
Most of the time, we bash the lastest news about a "diabetes cure" because it is neither a cure, nor often even a significant improvement in diabetes treatment. Usually these "cures" are tested in mice, but fail to make the leap over to human physiology. Devices may work in the lab, but take decades to pass through FDA review, and still not be much better than what we already have. It's enough to make us all jaded. I know I am. But I saw something...