Dental Concerns

See also Dental Concerns for Antidiabetic Agents. General

1. Place dental chair in semisupine position to help eliminate or minimize GI adverse effects of the drug. Consultation with Primary Care Provider

1. Immediately notify health care provider if symptoms of lactic acido-sis are observed; myalgia, respiratory distress, weakness, diarrhea, malaise, muscle cramps, somnolence.

2. Those oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures that require the patient to significantly restrict food intake require medical consultation in order to temporarily hold the metformin. Client/Family Teaching

1. Review the importance of good oral hygiene in order to prevent soft tissue inflammation.

2. Drug may cause a metallic taste; should subside.

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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