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The company is giving away $1 million in metformin, glipizide and pioglitazone, used to treat Type 2 diabetes, at participating pharmacies including Walmart, Albertsons, Safeway, Kroger and Kmart, among others.
The few clinical trials testing the concept in people have mostly used already approved compounds such as metformin.
Diabetes patients treated with metformin live longer than those without—in one study, even outlasting nondiabetics.
Patients typically take insulin, metformin, sulfonylureas or newer, more expensive medications, including SGLT2 inhibitors, to control their blood sugar.
Those taking metformin for type II diabetes may have malabsorption of vitamin B12, though the evidence has been inconsistent on this.
The first medicine often prescribed is metformin, but others are sometimes necessary, and some people must inject themselves with insulin.
The food was better than the common drug metformin.
Kluchesky takes metformin twice a day to help regulate his Type 2 diabetes.
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Origin and Etymology of metformin
First Known Use: 1961See Words from the same year
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