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From New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA:

My 20 year old college student son (diagnosed with typeá1 diabetes and on insulin ever since) recently suffered a severe low blood sugar, and his primary care doctor prescribed Glucophage pills. I am concerned because what I know about this drug indicates it is prescribed for type 2 patients. Do you know of any people with type 1 diabetes using oral medications?

Answer:

I would be sure to check again regarding the name of the pill. Could it be that the doctor prescribed glucose pills? You are correct in that Glucophage [metformin] is indicated for the treatment of typeá2 diabetes. If your son is indeed on Glucophage, I would check with the doctor to see what he intended when he prescribed the medication.

JTL

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Original posting 21 Jun 2001
Posted to Pills for Diabetes

  
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