Metformin (Glucophage) and Weight Loss

Weight loss and Metformin
Weight loss and Metformin

Metformin, a generic diabetes treatment usually sold under the brand name Glucophage, may help people with diabetes to lose weight by lowering their appetites.

Insulin makes people overweight by acting on the brain to cause hunger, making the liver manufacture fat and fill fat cells in the stomach.

Avoiding obesity is a matter of avoiding foods high in blood sugar, and taking medication that prevents blood sugar levels from climbing too high.

Glucophage function

The function of diabetes drug Glucophage is to reduce the release levels of sugar from your liver.

This stops blood glucose levels from rising too high, and means that the body does not have to produce as much insulin.

Therefore, the patient is not as hungry.

Type 2 diabetes drug

Metformin (Glucophage) may be used successfully as a medication for type 2 diabetes.

Lowers insulin levels

It lowers insulin levels, helps to prevent diabetes complications, and helps people with diabetes to lose weight. Losing weight whilst taking Metformin (Glucophage) means also eating a healthy diet.

Eating lots of foods that boost blood sugar levels will counteract the effects of Metformin. Most doctors prescribe 500mg of Metformin (Glucophage) before eating.

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