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Re: T1DM and metformin
velavela 24 Nov 2014 00:49
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Using Metformin for Type 1 DM is a bit controversial. We do not use Metformin as standard therapy in Type 1 DM. However in those with Type 1 DM who are overweight and /or who require large doses of insulin (more than 1.5units per kg body weight), one can try Metformin because we know that Metformin reduces insulin resistance (those who are overweight and those who require large doses of insulin are known to have insulin resistance). This article is relevant in this context: Medscape article

Re: T1DM and metformin by velavela, 24 Nov 2014 00:49
T1DM and metformin
sweechiensweechien 23 Nov 2014 13:31
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I have a patient who is a T1DM that was given insulin and metformin as treatment. It is said that metformin can help reduce the dose of insulin required if given as a combination with insulin for T1DM, how does that work ?

T1DM and metformin by sweechiensweechien, 23 Nov 2014 13:31
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sweechiensweechien 23 Nov 2014 13:22
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1 point for question 2, learnt something new for question 1

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jeyaratnamjeyaratnam 21 Dec 2010 15:42
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i have learnt something new which is the risk for cardiovascular mortality. this will help me to better manage the patient

new knowledge by jeyaratnamjeyaratnam, 21 Dec 2010 15:42
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