Liver and Kidney Damage in Diabetics
Hypoglycemic drugs like meltformin can not damage the liver and kidneys but people with liver or kidneys dysfunction need to take these medicines under the instruction of doctors; for people with normal liver and kidneys, they can use these medicines.
“Any medicine is filtered by the kidney and liver even cold medications. It is unreasonable to reckon that hypoglycemia drugs filtered by kidney and liver can damage kidneys and liver.
Some patients who think oral hypoglycemic drugs can damage the liver and kidneys ask to use insulin. In fact, each medicine is suitable to some group of people especially for type 2 diabetes who have normal secretion of insulin. High dosage of insulin can lead to hyperinsulinmia.
Abnormality of kidney function is noticed in diabetics but which is caused by diabetes and related to the long-term blood sugar, poor control of blood pressure. Actually, the damage to liver and kidney caused by long-term high blood sugar overpasses that caused by the hypoglycemic drugs. Good control of blood sugar is to protect the kidneys. Patients need to weight the loss and gain before going to take new medicines.
If diabetics suffer from the liver and kidney problems, here are some suggestions.
1. Do tests for the pancreas function, complications and severity of liver and kidney damage.
2. Immediately discontinue the medicines which can damage the liver and kidneys. If the beta cells are damaged severity, discontinue drugs and choose insulin to control blood sugar and reduce the harmfulness of high blood sugar to other organs.
3. Adopt the therapy to protect the beta cells. Control blood sugar and illness condition from the whole. Patients can do some exercise and have a proper diet.
Liver and kidney damage in diabetics may affect a lot. If you are a diabetic suffering from liver disease or kidney disease, we are here to help you!
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