Gastric Band, Metformin Equally Prevent Diabetes in Short-Term Gastric Band, Metformin Equally Prevent Diabetes in Short-Term
In moderately obese adults with prediabetes or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, both gastric banding and metformin improved insulin sensitivity within a year. But longer-term, gastric banding should triumph.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- In adults with moderate obesity and either impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or recently diagnosed mild type 2 diabetes (T2D), gastric banding and metformin are similarly effective for slowing disease progression over a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug, Metformin, Might Help Shield the Heart From Smog's Ill Effects
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- The diabetes drug metformin may offer protection from heart attacks caused by smog, preliminary research suggests. Working with human lung tissue and mice, Northwestern University researchers found that metformin reduces... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Metformin Might Help Shield the Heart From Smog's Ill Effects
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- The diabetes drug metformin may offer protection from heart attacks caused by smog, preliminary research suggests. Working with human lung tissue and mice, Northwestern University researchers found that metformin reduces... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gastric banding as effective as metformin in slowing prediabetes, type two diabetes
(NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) People with prediabetes or new-onset type 2 diabetes who had gastric banding, a type of bariatric surgery for weight loss, had similar stabilization of their disease to those who took metformin alone, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gastric banding, metformin equally effective at stabilizing type 2 diabetes
Metformin, a longtime and low-cost drug, was as effective as gastric banding at stabilizing type 2 diabetes, though surgery is more effective for weight loss. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric banding as effective as metformin in slowing progression of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes
NIH-funded study also finds the surgery more effective for weight loss than medication. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recurrent Hypoglycemia Secondary to Metformin Toxicity Recurrent Hypoglycemia Secondary to Metformin Toxicity
This case demonstrates that significant hypoglycemia and severe lactic acidosis can develop after metformin ingestion, even without co-ingestion of other anti-diabetic drugs.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Metformin useless in improving beta cell dysfunction in childhood diabetes
(Natural News) Another study shows yet another proof that pharmaceutical drugs are ineffective in addressing certain health conditions, particularly diabetes drugs. In a study published in the journal Diabetes Care, metformin and insulin failed to stop the decline of insulin production in newly diagnosed children with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers continue to search for ways... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD
Dr Bansal reviews several studies that evaluate the safety of metformin in patients with chronic kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin?
Metformin treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. It is generally a safe and effective medication. However, metformin can cause side effects, and a person may be able to control their blood sugar by making lifestyle changes involving diet and exercise. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Big Data Confirm Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Approach Big Data Confirm Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Approach
Findings from a big-data analysis point to DPP-4 inhibitors as the safer choice for second-line treatment added to metformin in type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - July 31, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dizziness from standing up may mean higher risk of dementia
People with orthostatic hypotension in middle age had 54% higher risk of developing dementia Related items fromOnMedica Hypertension raises risk of mitral regurgitation Dementia and stroke funding remains too low, say experts Stroke can often be avoided, claims study Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Stroke rates rocket in younger men and women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sulfonylureas As 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk
TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 -- Sulfonylureas as second-line drugs for type 2 diabetes are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and hypoglycemic events compared with remaining on metformin monotherapy or adding to metformin therapy,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Switching to common drugs raises risk of complications
A new study finds that switching from metformin to sulfonylureas to control blood sugar levels may significantly increase the risk of major complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Switching from metformin to sulfonylurea linked to cardiometabolic complications
For type-2 diabetes patients, continuing metformin treatment together with sulfonylurea is safer than switching from one to the other, a study inThe BMJ reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adding or Switching Diabetes Drugs Can Put Patients at Risk: Study
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Using sulfonylurea drugs with or instead of metformin to control blood sugar increases type 2 diabetics'risk of serious complications, a new study finds. Metformin is a first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, meaning it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Raised risk of MI and mortality when starting sulfonylurea
Continuing metformin when introducing sulfonylureas in type 2 diabetes safer than switching Related items fromOnMedica Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Experts query risks of pioglitazone Regulators suspend Avandia over safety concerns Daily aspirin use linked to major bleeding Use of DPP-4 inhibitors associated with increased risk of IBD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Switching From Metformin to Sulfonylurea Raises CV Risks Switching From Metformin to Sulfonylurea Raises CV Risks
In patients with type 2 diabetes not at glycemic goal, adding a sulfonylurea to metformin appears to be much safer than switching.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metformin Beats Sulfonylureas for Heart Safety in T2D
(MedPage Today) -- MI risk seen with switch to sulfonylurea monotherapy or add-on treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Two Regimens Fail to Stop Declines in & #946;-Cell Function
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Neither glargine followed by metformin nor metformin alone halts the progressive deterioration of β-cell function in youth with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or recently-diagnosed type 2 diabetes, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metformin Tied to Acidosis Risk at eGFR & #60;30mL/min/1.73 m & #178;
WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 -- Metformin use is associated with an increased risk of acidosis at estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Standard type 2 diabetes treatments may not improve the condition in youth
Taking insulin or the most commonly used drug for type 2 diabetes, metformin, failed to either delay or effectively treat the condition in youth. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Metformin may help treatment of lung fibrosis
The diabetes drug could help reverse established lung fibrosis, a condition that currently lacks effective treatment options, according to a study inNature Medicine.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin reverses lung fibrosis in study with mice
Lung fibrosis was reversed in mice using metformin, a drug that has long been used to treat diabetes, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sitagliptin-Metformin Therapy in Prior Gestational Diabetics Sitagliptin-Metformin Therapy in Prior Gestational Diabetics
Find out about the benefits treatment with sitagliptin combined with metformin may provide prediabetic women with a history of gestational diabetes.Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Youth-Onset Diabetes Needs Different Approach to That in Adults Youth-Onset Diabetes Needs Different Approach to That in Adults
Disturbing findings from the RISE study show that treating youth who have prediabetes with insulin and/or metformin doesn't prevent beta-cell deterioration; better treatments are needed, say physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metformin Linked to Lower Mortality in Diabetes With Dementia Metformin Linked to Lower Mortality in Diabetes With Dementia
A large registry study shows a 15% reduction in overall mortality among patients with diabetes and dementia who used metformin, while those taking insulin had an increased rate of heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Early T2D Treatment in Youth Disappoints
(MedPage Today) -- Metformin, insulin didn't stop deterioration of beta-cells in adolescents with impaired glucose (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

metformin (Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Fortamet, Riomet)
Title: metformin (Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Fortamet, Riomet)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - June 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Love Affair With Metformin: Still Strong, or Time to Move On? Love Affair With Metformin: Still Strong, or Time to Move On?
Should metformin remain first line for the treatment of type 2 diabetes or not? That was the question. Passions were high during this entertaining debate in one of the first sessions at ADA this year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How An Old Diabetes Drug Made A Big Splash At The Biggest Cancer Confab
Metformin has been used for the last two decades to lower blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. But the drug may find a second life in cancer care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Metformin safe for most diabetics with kidney disease
Metform, a longtime and low-cost drug used to treat diabetes, is safe for most patients who also have chronic kidney disease, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence Growing Metformin Safe in Many With Diabetes and CKD Evidence Growing Metformin Safe in Many With Diabetes and CKD
Rates of acidosis comparable in metformin-treated and nontreated patients with type 2 diabetes and mild to moderate chronic kidney disease when eGFR is at least 30 mL/min/1.73 m2.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metformin therapy safe in chronic kidney disease patients
In patients with mild, moderate chronic kidney disease, the use of metformin does not increase lactic acidosis, according to a study inJAMA Internal Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common diabetes drug found safe for most diabetics with kidney disease
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Results of a large-scale study suggest that the oral diabetes drug metformin is safe for most diabetics who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study of more than 150,000 adults by Johns Hopkins Medicine investigators found that metformin's association with the development of a life-threatening condition called lactic acidosis was seen only among patients with severely decreased kidney function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Computer simulations identify chemical key to diabetes drug alternatives
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Jeremy Smith, Governor's Chair for Molecular Biophysics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and director of the Center for Molecular Biophysics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has worked with a research team from the UT Health Science Center to discover a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug metformin but with a lower dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metformin could ‘help millions with heart and circulatory disease’
Metformin – the cheap drug routinely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes – could also help millions of other patients with cardiovascular conditions in the UK, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A cheap 1p diabetes pill can stop heart attacks and strokes
Two British studies found that those taking the drug metformin – which costs as little as 1p a pill – had lower blood pressure, lost weight and saw harmful thickening of the heart reversed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin Reduces Mild Statin-Induced Myalgia
Risk of non-severe statin muscle pain reduced in T2DM patients taking both metformin and statins, according to this recent study.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Source Type: news

Diabetes: Is THIS drug hiding a deadly secret?
EVERY year, 20 million prescriptions are written for metformin, a glucose-lowering medicine taken by 90 per cent of the three million Britons diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menstrual Dysfunction Common in Youth-Onset T2D (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- PCOS may also be present, but masked by metformin treatment (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Two New Drug Classes Tied to Better Survival in Type 2 Diabetes Two New Drug Classes Tied to Better Survival in Type 2 Diabetes
Based on a network meta-analysis, SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists may be preferred over DPP-4 inhibitors as add-on therapies to metformin for type 2 diabetes, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Most widely prescribed diabetes drug improves nicotine withdrawal symptoms in animal model
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Metformin, the most widely used medication for diabetes, has also been shown to help treat dementia and some cancers. New research shows smoking cessation may be added to that list. The research team found that after giving mice metformin the animals displayed reduced symptoms when going through nicotine withdrawal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

My T2DM Patient is Not at Goal with Metformin . . . What ’s Next?
A 52-year-old woman with T2DM is on metformin, works with a dietitian, and excercises regularly, but her hemoglobin A1c has increased. What would you advise?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Edward C. Chao Tags: Diabetes T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes drug Metformin may help treat nicotine withdrawal
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that metformin, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, could prevent symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, such as cravings and fatigue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Diabetes drug metformin may help with nicotine withdrawal
Metformin, besides commonly treating people with type 2 diabetes, might help curb nicotine withdrawal without side effects, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal and fruit supplement found to be more effective at managing diabetes than metformin drug
(Natural News) Type 2 diabetes can be a tricky illness to manage. In many cases, it is entirely possible to keep it under control with proper diet and regular exercise, and the lack of side effects makes this the most prudent approach for many people. However, others turn to diabetes drugs like Metformin to manage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of most-prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, during pregnancy found to increase risk of obesity in the child
(Natural News) According to the results of a study, women who take metformin, a common diabetes medication, could be putting their children at increased risk of being obese or overweight. More pregnant women with gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are taking metformin to treat their conditions. PCOS usually causes infertility, and the condition can put... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news