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In type 2 diabetes, 6-month regimen of metformin improved body composition

September 1, 2014

In adult patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a 6-month regimen of metformin appears to have positive effects on body composition, insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis, according to recent findings.

In the prospective, non-interventional, observational study, researchers evaluated 51 patients (mean age, 52.67 years) recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and started on a metformin regimen. The regimen consisted of 1000 mg metformin, twice daily for 6 months. The researchers evaluated changes in body composition, insulin resistance, insulin sensitivity and metabolic control induced by metformin.

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Acromegaly Cases: Expert Insights into Diagnosis and Emerging Treatment Options – Part 5 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

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Video: Ardis Hoven, MD, explains which changes to the ACA will help physicians most

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After speaking in an expert panel at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting, Ardis Hoven
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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

4/25/2014
The diagnosis of acromegaly is often not made until 7 to 10 years after symptom onset. Contributing factors include low…
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