Type 2 Diabetes Questions
An easy way to check this is to go to the sepalika home page, and right up there is the “Drug Side Effect” Tool. You just have to enter your drug name – either brand name or, like in your case, just enter “Glipizide and Metformin” and click Get Solutions. This throws up the results page that shows the vitamins and nutrients depleted by long term use of metformin and glipizide. You can use this tool to test for different drugs, both for yourself or for friends and family.
Long term use of metformin and glipizide can deplete Vitamin B12, Folic Acid and Coenzyme Q10. This can lead to a variety of side effects, from fatigue to tingling hands and legs, to memory and cognition issues, skin issues, mouth ulcers, muscle pains and cardiac issues (including irregular heart beat).
Several dietary supplements have been proven to help with blood sugar control. You can see a full list of those here.http://www.sepalika.com/diabetes/natural-supplements-for-diabetes-type-2/
There are medical doctors like Jason Fung, M.D. who now say that Type 2 diabetes is reversible; through intensive diet and lifestyle changes. You can read more about this here: http://intensivedietarymanagement.com