Trying to get her meds under control.
If constipated and bulk builds up then there will be at least weight gain equal to the weight of the bulk that hasn’t been evacuated.
Whatever caused the constipation likely also caused stress which can raise BG. Anytime I don’t feel well I can readily see it in my blood glucose.
Electrolyte deficiency can also cause constipation. The body can’t store sodium, it’s constantly getting flushed out. If sodium isn’t replaced in sufficient quantities the body will go after potassium and magnesium. Might want to make sure to get plenty of electrolytes. Not something we would worry about when buying prepackaged foods as they were loaded with sodium.
Janumet is a combination drug. Januvia and Metformin. Per the label each tablet is 50mg of Januvia and 1000mg of Metformin.
So should I have her drink water with pink Himalayan salt? She didn't want to so that because of her HBP, we are constantly trying to figure out what works amd there's so many things to consider. She does take trace minerals but maybe you are correct that she needs more sodium
If on low carb and eating mostly Whole Foods there won’t be much sodium in it. We must have sodium. Add salt.
When I remember I do a half teaspoon of lite salt in 8oz of water twice a day. Over half of lite salt is potassium chloride and slightly less than half is sodium chloride. Great way to get two at once.
Will do! Much appreciated
I take Janumet in this dosage. Januvia 50 mgs and metformin 1000 mgs.
Have to drink lots of water when taking medication.
I was taking the same Janumet 2 times a day. caused me bad diarrhea. I had to change to extended release XR since BGC is lower I went to 1000 XR one time a day.
Thank you all so much!
Janumet was one of many that I was taking when I got pancreatitis so bad I landed in intensive care for two weeks doctors switched me to metformin meds didn’t help me till I got serious with this way of eating.
Powerade zero has sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. I drink this when I'm sick, cutting grass etc. no calories and sugar free
Janumet made me sick could not take it
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Thank you very much