Thursday, February 10, 2011

Let's talk Metformin

Metformin is the generic form of the drug Glucophage.  It's used in the US to treat Type 2 diabetes, and is usually the first drug tried where insulin resistance is known.  In Europe, it is a drug used for weight loss.  Let's hope that it works that way for me.
It's a drug that has few side effects and a low risk of hypoglycemia (or low blood sugar).
Metformin is known to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, and shown to prevent the cardiovascular complications of Type 2 diabetes.

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