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What does Metformin 850 mg (twice a day) do for my diabetes?

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What does Metformin 850 mg (twice a day) do for my diabetes? My A1C is 6.9 and I want to reduce it to below 6.0 if I can.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 6 years ago.
DocPhil213 :

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Metformin basically makes the body more sensitive to the effects of insulin. It in effect decreases the insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes. With exercise, diet and metformin, I believe an A1c less than 6 is a very attainable goal.

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Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 6 years ago.

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