diabetes meds besides metformin
She should notify her physician. Diarrhea can be a side effect of Metformin. Has she tried adding more fiber? I really like benefiber. No taste, no thickening of what you add it too.
Fiber gives "substance" to your stools and is so good for us. But her physician should know and she needs to drink alot in the meantime to compensate for the loss of fluid.
on 9/30/10 2:24 pm
There may be other meds out there - but the question is, does the met work for her? She might need to adjust the diet to be more "bulky" to help.
on 11/17/10 6:37 pm, edited 11/17/10 6:40 pm
Tell your mom to get the plain greek yogurt, and add splenda if she needs it a bit sweeter. Greek yogurt has protien in it as well.
The problem with most newer drugs are other issues. Metformin is an older class drug, been on the market for a long time and other than gastric destress is safe. It also does not cause weight gain which most of the others do have as a side effect.
So have her try the yogurt.