Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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New Recommendations for Reducing Glucose

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Monday, 20 May 2024 11:52 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Only about half of people with Type 2 diabetes have their blood sugar under control and regularly achieve an A1C of 7% or less. That puts them at increased risk of complications such as retinopathy and kidney disease.

The reasons for lack of proper control range from poor nutritional and exercise habits to insufficient response to a prescribed medication.

But whatever the cause, finding a solution that can help a person achieve a healthy blood sugar level is essential.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new recommendations that they think will make a significant difference. In addition to taking metformin and making lifestyle adjustments, they say people with Type 2 diabetes should take an SGLT-2 inhibitor such as Jardiance or Farxiga, or a GLP-1 agonist such as Trulicity, Byetta, or Ozempic.

GLP-1s trigger insulin release, slow stomach emptying, block glucagon, and increase satiety. The ACP says that helps protect you from major cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke.

The SGLT-2s help the kidneys clear sugar out of your body and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, worsening of kidney disease, and hospitalization for congestive heart failure.

There are potential side effects from both medications, including serious gastrointestinal reactions, kidney injury, ketoacidosis, and low blood sugar.

If you have uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes, ask your doctor about these new recommendations and what's best for you.

For tips on how to improve glucose control using lifestyle changes, check out our books, "You: The Owner's Manual" and "This is YOUR Do-Over."

© King Features Syndicate


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Only about half of people with Type 2 diabetes have their blood sugar under control and regularly achieve an A1C of 7% or less. That puts them at increased risk of complications such as retinopathy and kidney disease.
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