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Metformin (glucophage) For Weight Loss

After you eat, sugar goes from your intestines into your bloodstream, and then immediately into your liver. Then your liver releases sugar back into your bloodstream to cause your blood sugar level to rise. To keep blood sugar levels from rising too high, your pancreas release insulin into your bloodstream. Insulin makes you hungry all the time and causes your liver to convert extra calories to fat and it constricts arteries to cause heart attacks. You need insulin to keep blood sugar levels from rising too high to cause diabetes, nerve damage, heart attacks, strokes and kidney damage. Glucophage reduces sugar release from your liver to prevents blood sugar levels from rising too high, so your body doesn't need to produce as much insulin that makes you hungry and causes your liver to make fat (3,13,14). Glucophage lowers insulin levels (4), prevents many of the side effects of diabetes and can be used by people who want to lose weight. However, Glucophage is not effective when your blood is acidic from excess lactic acid and recent research shows that exercise, which raises lactic acid, does not cause blood acid levels to rise enough to reduce Glucophage's benefits (5). Glucophage, Continue reading >>

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  1. Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

    Hi Jonathan.
    You've posed a really good question that comes up a lot in the world of diabetes educators of which I am a part. I am currently working towards my 1000 hours in order to sit for the certified diabetes educator exam. ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialists and ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists are eligible to sit for this exam upon meeting the prerequisites.
    Please visit me at:
    Currently, my company is in contract with a global health-care company that produces products for the diabetes population. As a consequence of the contractual agreement, I cannot disclose who the company is. The service I provide for the company is wellness coaching and personal training for their clients who have been diagnosed with diabetes. I lead a team comprised of myself, a nutritionist and certified diabetes educator.
    My clients for the most part use metformin in addition to other pharmaceuticals in order to control their glucose levels.
    FYI metformin is the therapy of choice for overweight and obese people who have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Metformin improves insulin action in skeletal muscle and liver tissue. Metformin does not, however, increase the release of insulin. This is why many obese and overweight people (I emphasize many, not all) take Byetta along with it.
    It is this combination, where it has been observed that the overweight and obese population have experienced significant weight loss. Having said this, it is good for you to know that a few of my have experienced not so nice side effects. Primarly diarrhea.8((
    You will see metformin which is the generic name of the drug sold under the following brand names:
    Glucophage, Riomet, Glucovance. You might also see it as Metformin and glyburide.
    I have learned much from coaching the overweight/obese population. It doesn't matter what combination of "weight loss" drugs is prescribed to someone who is obese. If the individual is not ready and committed to adopt life-promoting behaviors they will only gain whatever weight they lost back.
    Weight loss starts in the mind.
    Hope this of help to you.

  2. Bryant Seton

    Extremely dislike.
    Weight loss isn't achieved through pills, supplements, surgeries or gastric bands. Its not a secret.
    Get your client in the gym. I have had several clients who believe weight loss is a diet or several months of a plan.
    You have to beat into their head that its a lifestyle.
    Giving people a weight loss anything is a recipe for disaster. They're already unmotivated and uneducated on living well.
    Make yourself obsolete. Pills, surgeries and diets come and go but barbells are always in the weight room. Be their education.

  3. James Smith

    This drug used for those diabetics. Diabetics people really lose weight and this how can it helps them. http://ariixproducts.com/slenderiiz-weight-loss/

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