Breaking Bad Habits: Skipping Medicines

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-06-25 20:49:42 -0500
Started 2012-06-25 20:20:48 -0500

I confess, I have done this. Usually when I am out of money and out of my prescriptions. I hate it when I get to that point, but sometimes life throws things our way. Keeping my meds organized and ready for use helps me with my control, and generally speaking that is how it is supposed to work.

Here is an objective take on this topic by Everyday Health:

Most diabetes medications are metabolized by the liver. The liver is responsible for storing extra glucose, the sugar used for energy, and later releasing it into the bloodstream as needed. “If you don’t take your medications in a timely manner, it can interfere with your liver function,” Ali says. For people with type 1 diabetes and hyperglycemia (high sugar), not taking insulin can lead to a severe condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, a medical emergency.

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