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does glipizide and metformin help with type 2 diabetes

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Metformin: metformin most common side effect is stomach upset and loose stools. for this reason many healthcare professionals start at a low dose and gradually ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. i know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two ti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Metformin is a basic therapy for diabetes. Listen to your doctor.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Metformin helps with type diabetics. Just know to stop meds if acutely ill or getting a contrast requiring examination. Also keep to diet modification ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Minor: You can have GI problems from the metformin, and uncommon other problems from either component of the drug -- just like any and all medicine. Otherwis ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Different classes: Hi. Metformin is a so-called Insulin sensitizer and makes primarily the liver more responsive to Insulin so glucose is stored instead of released into ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info needed: Fatigue and loss of petite have many possible causes. You doctor will want to get a complete history, including associated symptoms, perform an examin ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sugar levels: The metformin is not doing well for you. Make an appointment to see your doctor and different or additional medicine should be prescribed.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Many possible: Although metformin is the typical starting medication for most type 2 diabetics, many times it is not adequate alone to control sugars. Additional me ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Multiple: The medicines used should be dependent on your diabetes, lifestyle, compliance as you and your doctor decide. There is sulfonyl urea, dpp4 inhibitor. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Type 2 diabetes: Yes. 93% of all type 2 diabetes can be avoided by a healthy lifestyle--particularly with regular exercise (150 minutes/week) and weight loss to mainta ... Read More
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