Metformin Gets Highest Marks in Diabetes Study

Posted on Mar 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

March 14, 2011 — The drug metformin should be considered as a first choice for blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

In type 2 diabetes, the body cannot use its own insulin effectively to maintain blood sugar within normal levels. Medication is usually needed keep it under control.

Metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, Riomet) is one of the most widely prescribed diabetes drugs in the U.S.

There are 11 classes of drugs approved to help control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes; nine of these classes are relatively new and have been introduced since 1995.