The body turns carbohydrates to Blood Sugar (BG) insulin helps get the BG into the cells of your body where they use it for energy. and store excess energy as fat. Diabetics dont make enough or cant use the insulin we make, by taking Glyburide it forces the pancreas to make more insulin. This allows the cells to use the BG and store more BG as fat thereby lowering BG.
Glyburide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas which stimulate beta cells within the pancreas. The beta cells are responsible for responding to spikes or drops in glucose. When you eat a meal, your blood glucose will increase which activates your beta cells to release insulin to then lower your blood glucose and vice versa. When you have diabetes your beta cells may lose some or all of their ability to tightly control blood glucose. So all of a sudden when you start taking glyburide, enough insulin is released to push glucose into you bodies cells. Therefore, any excess glucose that is taken up into cells that is not immediately needed for energy is stored in the form of fat for later use, hence weight gain.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.