is metformin a insulin in a pill form or does metformin just help break down carbs
Is metformin actually insulin?
- 27 Sep 2011 by dozerbeatty
- 29 September 2011
No, metformin is not an insulin. It is a diabetes medicine called biguanide.
Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels.
Metformin is for people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Metformin is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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