Metformin’s Benefits Come in Many Forms
Sixty years after its introduction in the diabetes pharmacopeia, metformin remains a milestone in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). From the UK Prospective Diabetes Study ( U K P D S ) onward , virtually all guidelines recommend metformin as first-line treatment for T 2 D . The well – known advantages of this agent include its glucose-lowering efficacy, low risk of hypoglycaemia, modest body weight reduction, easy combination with almost any other glucose-lowering agent and its low cost. This is a shortened version of the original article.
Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2021