Metformin: Nature’s Gift that Keeps on Giving More

Balasubramanyam, M (2014) Metformin: Nature’s Gift that Keeps on Giving More. Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Research, 1 (2). p. 118.



Despite many different drugs being available for type 2 diabetes, metformin remains a cornerstone in the management of diabetes. In a consensus statement, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) recommend metformin as the first step in the treatment type 2 diabetes, in the absence of drug contraindications.[1] Thus, worldwide, metformin is now the unanimous first‑line glucose‑lowering agent. While several recent antidiabetic drugs have been under the cloud, some being withdrawn, others asked to give warnings in labels and a few still under strict Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrutiny, metformin, a time‑tested drug, has surpassed the hurdles and become the most prescribed medicine in diabetes and other conditions of insulin resistance. Why is there now a “metformin wave” everywhere? Here, we will discuss this “metformin paradox” of an old wine in a new bottle.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Metformin
Subjects:Biochemistry,Cell and Molecular Signalling
Divisions:Department of Advanced Research Biochemistry
ID Code:874
Deposited By:surendar radha
Deposited On:06 Nov 2014 15:52
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