From Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA:
My doctor told me that because I am overweight (230 pounds) and my insulin level is elevated, he wants me to take Glucophage for two months and then go back to see him. I don't have diabetes as far as I know, and I have never had a high sugar level in my life. Is this treatment okay for me?
The therapy in question is gaining popularity in treating patients, especially women, who demonstrate obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and irregular menses. Glucophage [metformin] is a medication that has been approved for use in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, it is being administered to patients without diabetes, in order to treat the metabolic syndrome associated with hyperinsulinemia. The dose is very low. The most common side effect is loose stools at first, but this gets better over time.
Original posting 2 Sep 2001
Posted to Pills for Diabetes
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:24
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.