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What Is Metformin And How Does It Work?
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Metformin is the most common diabetes medication on the planet.

Some hate the stuff, others question it, some can't tolerate it, most of the rest simply take it and get on with their business.

Since just about all of us have at least heard of the stuff, I put together a piece on it to shed some light on this medication.

The source of today’s Metformin is a traditional and natural/herbal remedy that was first medically researched in 1918 - so if you want "natural" this is it.

The plant was… read more

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@A DiabetesTeam Member any of the new drugs in the GLP-1 class (Ozempic, Rybelsus, Victoza etc) would likely be easier on your system (after initially starting them - all drugs tend to cause an… read more

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when I was 8 they tubes from my kidneys to bladder and my bladder to out were to small causes a serious backup of urine into my kidneys. that was surgically corrected but almost killed my kidneys. 17 years ago I was told that my kidneys bleed at a +3 for no apparent reason, but function normally. in 2004 I found out I had angiomloipomas in both kidneys In 2004 they were 1-4mm in 2005 they had grown to 4-5cm. in 2007 they remain the same. my question is: should I even be on the metforminread more

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So sorry. May you choose wisely.

Had Anyone Had Success With Adding Januvia To Existing Metformin?
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My husband was diagnosed several years ago. Had only been on Metformin which kept his numbers under control. Recently his A1C went up to 8.1 Dr has recommended adding 100mg of Januvia once a day. We have a 21 day sample supply. Has anyone had success with adding this drug?

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@A DiabetesTeam Member, it depends on what insurance you have. I’m with Ambetter, and my twice daily dose of Janumet, which is Januvia/Metformin combo, costs me $30 a month - my generics are $0.

I Have Painful Legs I Dont Know But I Have Heard A Lot Of Negative Remarks Of Metformin And I'm Taking Neurobion For It And I Have Lower Bac
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yes its time released metformin xl I'm on it too

I Would Like To Know If Any Of You Take Metformin And If So Have You Had Any Side Effects And It Causing Kidney Problems! Thank You 🤗
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@A DiabetesTeam Member Thanks for answering my question. I apologize for the lateness of this message.

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Does anyone else worry about the side effects of this drug? Has anyone had good results?

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side effects??? There’s a risk in everything, chances of being allergic to certain foods, side effects of meds etc etc, list goes on - have to take your meds!! If you’re having a hard time with metforread more

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Hi, I just started metformin today. My A1C was 7.1. It's 500mg two pills twice a day. I'm just wondering if this is the norm to start, I have IBS and am nervous. I only took one this morning even though I'm suppose to take two. Anyone else started on two pills twice a day? Thank you.

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I take two 1,000 mg in the morning and at night. Never had any side effects
Metformin is being studied as an anti aging drug and an anti cancer supressor.

What Medicines Other Than Metformin Are Their To Use?
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Ive been taken metformin for my diabetes. however side effects on my stomach arent good, ive tried to take it with food and it dont work out any better.
what other medicines are their to help with diabetes and how to take them?
i see my dr thursday and would like to have something to suggest

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I was on metformin metformin made me so sick to my stomach very nauseous so in February I was switched to invokana and so far so good has anyone tried invokana please share if you have had any… read more

How Reliable Is Metformin In Helping With Diabetes Sugar Levels Reduction?
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Hence I hear that metforminis has been canceled in some countries and that it creates problems in someone's body vessel's functioning as the time goes.

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Hi Joelle, I resolved to walk 3 times per week 7-8T steps a day, did yard work 2× per weekend, reduced my rice intake from 3-4 cups a day to 0.5 cup a day, dinner consists of vegetables (cooked or… read more

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Do I take metformin before, during or after my breakfast?

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Metformin works best when taken before bedtime. Doing it this way helps counter dawn phenomenon (the body's inability to stop producing sugar overnight, making fbs high in… read more