U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 36-year-old member asked:

I have type 1 diabetes, can glucophage (metformin) be taken with or in place of novo rapid?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Type 1: If you are a type 1, you need the insulin. Glucophage (metformin) cannot replace the insulin. If you are a type 1 with Insulin resistance also, then glucophage (metformin) can also be used. So...Glucophage (metformin) can be used with but cannot replace the Insulin in a type 1.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 59-year-old male asked:
Is there better medication than glucophage xr for type 2 diabetes
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
Why is metformin useful for diabetes type 2?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 43-year-old male asked:
I'm high on cocaine now I'm a type 2 diabetes can I take metformin?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 20-year-old female asked:
What other medications are out there for people with type 2 diabetes, other than metformin.
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Jun 25, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.