What is Metformin?The Alzheimer's Site
If you suffer from Type 2 diabetes, or know someone who does, there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard of Metformin. But do you know what Metformin is?
One of the most widely used drugs prescribed to people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Metformin is often used as part of a diabetes management plan. A Type 2 diagnosis makes it harder for individuals to break down sugar and starches into glucose, which the body then converts into energy. Most Type 2 diabetics are insulin resistant, meaning their pancreas still produces insulin but not enough for their body to effectively utilize the glucose.
Check out the video below to learn how Metformin works within the body to help lower blood glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and facilitate energy production for people with Type 2 diabetes. Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!