Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used as the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially in overweight patients. It works by restoring your body's response to the naturally produced insulin. It also reduces the blood sugar by decreasing the sugar production in the liver and its absorption in the intestine.
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Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 39 years old. He has diabetes and has been taking Metformin 500 mg on and off. His fasting glucose level is 125 mg/dL, after the meal 207 mg/dL, total cholesterol 206 mg/dL, LDL 130 mg/dL, HDL 46 mg/dL, and HbA1c 6.8 mg/dL. Is this dangerous? He is sick and coughing. Plea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is nothing serious in the present reports. Also, I would not be able to say anything about his blood sugar levels, as he is on and off his medicines. For three months, let your husband try a healthy diabetic diet and exercise for atleast 30 minutes fou... Read Full »