Is Metformin Used For Insulin Resistance?

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Metformin (glucophage) And Weight Loss

Tweet Metformin, a generic diabetes treatment usually sold under the brand name Glucophage, may help people with diabetes to lose weight by lowering their appetites. Insulin makes people overweight by acting on the brain to cause hunger, making the liver manufacture fat and fill fat cells in the stomach. Avoiding obesity is a matter of avoiding foods high in blood sugar, and taking medication that prevents blood sugar levels from climbing too high. Glucophage function The function of diabetes drug Glucophage is to reduce the release levels of sugar from your liver. This stops blood glucose levels from rising too high, and means that the body does not have to produce as much insulin. Therefore, the patient is not as hungry. Type 2 diabetes drug Metformin (Glucophage) may be used successfully as a medication for type 2 diabetes. Lowers insulin levels It lowers insulin levels, helps to prevent diabetes complications, and helps people with diabetes to lose weight. Losing weight whilst taking Metformin (Glucophage) means also eating a healthy diet. Eating lots of foods that boost blood sugar levels will counteract the effects of Metformin. Most doctors prescribe 500mg of Metformin (Gluc Continue reading >>

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  1. kalimalynne

    Insulin Resistance, Metformin, and Side Effects!!?

    Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with severe insulin resistance. my blood labs came back with my blood glucose levels perfectly normal, by my insulin was through the roof. My doc put me on metformin. right now I'm at 500mg and increase it to 1000mg on Tuesday. I really haven't seen many stomachs side effects other than nausea. since I started taking it, my blood sugar has been high in the mornings, 124mg/dl this morning. I have also had problems with dizziness, especially for a 2-3 hour period after eating. Prior to metformin, my insulin levels were very high, but my blood sugar levels always remained normal. My blood pressure is spectacular.. it steadily runs between 102-115/65-85 when resting or doing general, non demanding activity. I am also having problems concentrating and remembering, it has affected both my school work this week (attending a local university) and my job (I work at a Centurylink call center).
    Has anyone else experienced this? what did you do? ( the next time I can get in to see a doc is July 11th or after)

  2. Lloyd

    Metformin usually takes 3 to 5 weeks to have full effect, it builds up in your system.

  3. flowergrl45

    Be sure to take the metformin with food to keep from having an upset stomach. It should help.
    Also... try to take it at the same time each day. Drink plenty of fluids-- water is best.

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