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Griffin Faculty Physicians Endocrinology Specialists know how much the body can be affected by our different hormone levels. So whether it’s because of too little or too much of anything, our patient-centered care team will work with you to bring you back to center—and back to health.

Conditions We Treat

Our skilled endocrinologists specialize in evaluating and treating:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Metabolic bone diseases and calcium metabolism
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Cancer of endocrine glands
  • Cholesterol or lipid abnormalities
  • High blood pressure due to endocrine dysfunction
  • Male and female reproductive disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia, osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency

The Voice of Diabetes guest blog

One of our providers, Diana Bytyqi, APRN, takes time to educate you on diabetes related topics like pre-diabetes, Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes, medications, insulin pumpsand more.

Experiencing Metformin Side Effects?

Mar 23 2021

Are you having gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools) while taking metformin? Did you know that there are ways to help prevent these side effects?

If you are taking Metformin Hydrochloride, the first suggestion is switching to the EXTENDED RELEASE Metformin Hydrochloride. This helps significantly reduce gastrointestinal symptoms related with metformin use. Start with 500mg of Metformin Hydrochloride once a day and increase gradually to the prescribed dose. This helps your body adjust to the medication without experiencing all of it’s possible unwanted side effects.

Metformin should always be taken with food! You can take it right before you eat or right after you eat. It should not be taken on an empty stomach as it can be irritating.

Long term use of metformin can lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency. It is recommended that you have your Vitamin B12 level checked to make sure that you are not lacking B12.

For more information of Metformin side effects and ways to help prevent them, follow Diana Bytyqi, DNP, FNP-C on YouTube: The Voice of Diabetes

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