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Philadelphia, PA
A 20-year-old female asked:

what other medications are out there for people with type 2 diabetes, other than metformin.

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Multiple: The medicines used should be dependent on your diabetes, lifestyle, compliance as you and your doctor decide. There is sulfonyl urea, dpp4 inhibitor. Tzd, antiabsorptives, modifiers of renal threshold, and even injectables not insulin. Talk to your doctor and discuss what is best for you.

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Sacramento, CA
A 41-year-old male asked about a female:

Is glucophage (metformin) a good medication for my type 2 diabetes? I don't hear good things about how it makes you feel.

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
A good medication: Glucophage (metformin) is a good diabetes medication, it has several side effects but most last only 2 weeks and then are over.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What do emulin and metformin do for type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Lower sugar: metformin is the most common medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugars by decreasing sugar released from the liver. Emulin is a food supplement that has very little data supporting its efficacy. I could find 1 study where it was taken for 1 week and caused a very small (1-5%) improvement in blood sugars.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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