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.