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  • Posted By: mlongfellows
  • May 1, 2007
  • 02:18 AM

Two years ago a family member was diagnosed with true hypoglycemia. After several weeks and tests, they were put on a drug ,metformin, and given instructions for diet and exercise. The family member returned several times to the doctor over the two years and got check ups and the doctor maintained the same regimen. Recently after feeling sick the family member went to her physician and was told by the nurse that metformin is the incorrect medication. Upon research by the Doctor it was found that this course of treatment was not correct. Is metformin erver used in the treatment of true hypoglcemia? Also what type of long term health effects will the family member have because of this incorrect treatment?

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  • metformin is not used for hypoglycemia,, actually it can make it worse.. the treatment for that is usually just diet adjustment.. frequent small meals and snacks...
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