Study: Many Patients Dont Start New Therapy if Metformin Fails

The widely used diabetes drug metformin is generally well-tolerated, but for those who cant take it, alternative therapies should start soon.

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Metformin is the most widely used drug to help control blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Though it is usually well tolerated, metformin doesnt work for everyone. For some people, it doesnt lower blood glucose levels enough. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommends that when metformin doesnt work after three months of treatment, an alternative aggressive glucose-lowering therapy should begin promptly.
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