The treatment recommendations for diabetes have changed over the past few years. Metformin is the current drug of choice with which to start. That may soon change, as there are several new classes of drugs that have come out that can lead to better control as well as weight loss. In addition, they can slow the progression of the disease. Even with good blood glucose control the damage to the pancreas usually continues. It looks like the new drugs can slow down and possibly prevent this.
All diabetics have low magnesium so I always start my diabetics on this crucial mineral. Many diabetics have a candida overgrowth in the intestines that can raise glucose levels.
It’s important to know about the new medications as well as other factors that other doctors overlook.