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Volunteers Needed for NIH Diabetes Study

If you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the last 5 years, you may be eligible to help scientists test treatments by participating in an NIH study. NIH has launched a long-term clinical trial called the GRADE study. Researchers will examine the benefits and risks of common diabetes drugs used with metformin.

Why Isn’t Everyone Taking Metformin?

It seems like every week there’s a new reason to be happy to be taking metformin. Last week (or was it two weeks ago) a new study found evidence suggesting…
How Metformin Works

Metformin Works Differently Than Previously Thought

New research from the University of Pennsylvania has discovered that the most popular type 2 diabetes medication, metformin, works differently than previously thought. Metformin was known to lower blood glucose levels by decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver, but how the drug did this was not known.

Patient Power: I Discovered Metformin Myself

For the past few days I’ve been in a good mood. It seems as if I have finally found a way to deal with my biggest diabetes management issue – morning highs.…
Metformin Recalls: What You Need to Know

Diabetes and Cancer: Can Metformin Treat Both?

The association between diabetes and cancer was first noted over 100 years ago, but physicians have become increasingly aware of this association only in the last few years as recent studies have demonstrated that having diabetes increases the risk of almost all types of cancer. The risk of pancreatic, liver, and endometrial cancer is approximately twice that of the non-diabetic population. Some studies have reported a similar increase in the risk of bladder cancer and in cancers of the oral cavity.

Children with Type 2 Diabetes do Better with Avandia

The results of a randomized clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in children with type 2 diabetes show that children and adolescents treated with a combination of metformin and Avandia (rosiglitazone) had better glycemic control than children....