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Effect of Metformin on people aged 70 and above

Posted by @nambuvelu, Jul 26, 2012

Hi I am a 74 year old Indian male suffering from Type 2 Diabetes for the past 15 to 20 years. I weigh about 129 lbs and am about 5′ 6″ tall. While reading a Mayo clinic book on Managing Diabetes…I came across an info stating that Metformin is not very effective in people above 60 years of age and people who are not over weight.

I have been prescribed Metformin in combination with Glimipiride for the past many years by my doctors in India. After reading this info , I am concerned whether I am actually getting any benefit from this medication.

I would appreciate if any doctors could please answer my question . Also if anyone has already asked this question to their doctor ,please help.


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