The use of drugs for diabetics that reduce appetite, allows you to normalize body weight and metabolic processes in it.
Many patients complain of a strong appetite for diabetes. But before understanding how to reduce the feeling of hunger, it is necessary to understand why diabetics can experience bouts of severe hunger and abnormally increase diabetes.
The fact is that increased appetite for diabetes indicates decompensation of the disease. The patient feels very hungry in the mornings, even if he ate a lot of food in the evening.
This happens due to the fact that the patient has a violation of carbohydrate metabolism. In this regard, it becomes clear that in order to reduce the amount of food consumed, the patient needs to turn not to nutritionists and psychologists, but to an endocrinologist. This is a purely physiological problem, not a psychological one, as it seems to many.
So, it has now become clear that it will be possible to reduce the appetite for diabetes only if it is possible to restore the ability of glucose molecules to penetrate into the cells of the whole organism, for this it is necessary to adjust the blood sugar level.
There are several ways to reduce high sugar levels and thereby reduce the patient's appetite. Of course, this is insulin. But here another problem begins, it is clear that the more food a patient consumes, the higher the insulin dose should be taken by him. And anyway, injections do not cope with a huge amount of glucose, and the state of health, on the contrary, worsens even faster.
The reason for this condition is that the excessively high level of glucose in the blood, completely prevents the ingress of this element into the cell membrane. As a result, the body does not receive enough energy and again sends the urge to the brain about hunger. The patient feels the lack of food and is forced once again to absorb food in new, even large quantities.
If you turn to an experienced doctor, he will immediately ask a question about the patient's appetite. Everyone knows that not always diabetes is established immediately after it appears in a person. Usually in the first stage a person does not feel any additional symptoms other than hunger and thirst. And only after he begins to develop concomitant ailments, he turns to a doctor for help.
And at the first appeal to the endocrinologist, he is always interested in the appetite of his patient. By the way, another fact that indicates the presence of diabetes is considered to be the fact that along with the constant feeling of hunger and eating large amounts of food, the weight of a person is still reduced. But, of course, this is an indirect sign.
Increased appetite for diabetes, this is only one of the existing symptoms of the disease, you should always go through a full examination and clarify the presence of this ailment.
As mentioned above, in a healthy person all the food that he consumes gets into the cells. True, before that, it turns into glucose. In a diabetic, it also turns into glucose, only remains in the blood. This is due to the lack of such a hormone as insulin. And he, in turn, is produced by the pancreas.
Glucose is a kind of fuel for all cells of the human body. Accordingly, if it does not enter these cells, they do not receive sufficient nutrition and the person feels tired. The body continues to demand nutrients for the cells and again there is a feeling of hunger.
In this case, it is important not to artificially lower the feeling of hunger, but to give the body the missing insulin. It is after this that glucose begins to enter the cells and thereby nourish the body with nutrients and energy. A constant feeling of hunger will begin to pass a little.
But not always insulin helps. For example, there may be situations when cells simply do not perceive insulin. This usually occurs when the compensation of diabetes.
It should be noted that an excessive amount of sugar in the blood can lead to a condition such as hyperglycemia. And she for the patient can end in a coma.
There are special drugs for diabetics that reduce appetite. But they must register an endocrinologist, and only after a full examination of the patient.
In addition to taking special medications, you also need to follow other recommendations that must be followed for type 2 diabetes.
As for drugs that are prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes, these are usually tablets, for example, Siophir or Metformin.
But, of course, we must not forget that even with the following recommendations, sugar can still rise. Therefore, it is important to regularly be examined by an endocrinologist, as well as independently check the level of glucose in the blood. To do this, there are special devices that allow at home to carry out such manipulations.
- Normalize the weight (you need to try to lose all the accumulated excess weight and try to keep it at the right level);
- Lower high sugar (and also keep it at the right level);
- Exercise (reducing excess weight should intersect with constant physical exertion);
- To reduce insulin resistance (in this case, it will be possible to normalize the process that regulates the uptake of glucose by the cells);
- Remove from the diet all foods that have a high glycemic index (it provokes sharp jumps in blood sugar levels).
Many people believe that diabetics gain weight in a very short time. But this is a wrong opinion. Even diabetics can quickly get better as well as lose weight instantly. But it should always be remembered that in this case, in no case can not be engaged in losing weight on their own.
Only an experienced doctor after a full examination can recommend how to get rid of excess weight and how to reduce appetite. It is strictly forbidden to engage in weight loss and follow any diet.
Reducing appetite in diabetes occurs after the implementation of a number of recommendations of the treating endocrinologist, among these tips is the inclusion in the diet of certain products. They will be able to replace the missing insulin, such products are:
- All vegetables that are green.
- Flax oil.
- Wheat germinated.
- Milk (but only goat).
- Brussels Sprouts
- Sea cabbage in type 2 diabetes.
Moreover, these products should be consumed not only with excess weight, but also with a sharp decrease in weight. After all, such a fact as increased appetite and a sharp weight loss indicates the development of the second stage of diabetes. Everyone who is faced with such a problem as a sharp weight loss, you need to go on a fractional diet. Food should be taken in small portions of at least five or even six times a day.
If the weight is critically low, then a third of the entire list of products should be fat.
But, as has already become clear, patients who suffer from the aforementioned ailment can have not only very low weight, but, conversely, overestimated.
If we are talking about how to deal with obesity in diabetes, then first of all you need to reduce your appetite. And for this you should normalize the level of glucose in the blood.
To prevent such situations, you need to completely eliminate from the diet all high-calorie foods and fried foods. These products include:
- fermented milk products high in animal fats;
- fatty meat;
- a fish;
- lard, etc.
It is necessary to regularly take a drug that has a lowering effect on sugar, and on the contrary, it increases insulin.
You should also follow the recommendations for cooking products. For example, if we are talking about a chicken, then we should first remove the skin from it.
Experienced nutritionists advise to completely abandon the vegetable oil. In this case, it is better to fill salads with lemon juice. It is recommended to switch to the use of low-fat kefir or completely nonfat yogurt.
Of course, the higher the stage of diabetes, the more difficult it is for the patient to endure such a diet.
Worst of all, it is suffered by patients with the first type, but those who suffer from this ailment of the second type are already more easily tolerated such abstinence from certain foods.
Simultaneously with the use of a low-carbohydrate diet for diabetics, doctors-nutritionists recommend the intake of some special drugs whose action is aimed at reducing the feeling of hunger. All medical preparations existing for this purpose can be divided into three groups:
- DPP-4 inhibitors;
- Chromium picolinate;
- GLP-1 receptor agonists.
Studies have shown that drugs belonging to the group of inhibitors of DPP-4 and the group of GLP-1 receptor agonists perfectly lower the blood sugar level of a patient suffering from type 2 diabetes. These types of drugs have a stimulating effect on the pancreatic cells and reduce the patient's appetite. The stimulating effect on beta cells helps to normalize the level of sugars in the blood plasma. A decrease in sugar in the body reduces the feeling of hunger in a patient.
Drugs belonging to the group of DPP-4 inhibitors include:
The following medical devices are referred to the group of GLP-1 receptor agonists:
Preparations of the group of agonists purposefully act on the body reducing appetite and carbohydrate dependence.
The medical instruments related to the incretin series help to reduce appetite by slowing down the process of gastrointestinal emptying after eating.
A frequent side effect of taking this medication is a feeling of nausea. In order to reduce discomfort in the process of taking medications, you should start to drink them with the lowest possible dose. A gradual increase in dosage contributes to the adaptation of the patient to the reception of the drug.
Additionally, you may experience as a side effect the urge to vomit and stomach pain, as well as diarrhea or constipation. However, such side effects from taking drugs of this group practically do not occur.
Reception of incretin preparations are prescribed jointly with Siofor. This can significantly reduce the level of glycated hemoglobin and noticeably lose weight. Taking drugs allows you to enhance the effect of Siofor on the body of a patient with diabetes mellitus type II.
Strengthening the action of drugs gives an opportunity to delay the start of insulin therapy for a patient with type 2 diabetes.
Patients suffering from diabetes mellitus of the second type and having excess weight should be aware that the use of any drug is permitted only by prescription of the attending physician, and the use of medications should be carried out in strict accordance with the recommendations received from a nutritionist and endocrinologist.
When adjusting the diet should be remembered that the lack of appetite also negatively affects the state of the body and its weight.
With an integrated approach to the cessation of the emerging feeling of hunger, it is possible to achieve noticeable positive results, which consist in reducing the carbohydrate metabolism in the body to a norm or condition that is very close to the norm in the shortest possible time. In addition, an integrated approach to alleviating the feeling of hunger can significantly reduce overweight and, in some cases, even normalize indicators, which in their meanings become very close to the physiological norm.
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