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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.

Obesity Action Coalition calls for action against online apps fostering weight bias, shame

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Nonprofit publishes first quality report as part of CMS' QEC program

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In the Journals

Early weight regain after Roux-en-Y did not affect insulin sensitivity, but ghrelin could be predictor

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Diabetes educators empower, guide patients in self-care, freeing physicians for medical management

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Darier's sign and osteoporosis

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Meeting News Coverage Video

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

August 8, 2014
After speaking in an expert panel at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting, Ardis Hoven
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