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A Potential New Use for Metformin
One common diabetes drug may soon have a new indication.
What's Good for Diabetes May Be Good for the Heart
For those with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels under control can seem like walking a tightrope. But that delicate balancing act may benefit more than just blood sugar.
Diabetes Rx Does Not Help Heart Attack Patients
For those with diabetes, metformin not only helps to control blood sugar, but it may also boost heart health. The cardiovascular benefit, however, may not extend to those without diabetes.
Diabetes-Free Hearts Not Helped by Metformin
The most widely prescribed medication for diabetes, metformin, also has heart health benefits for diabetes patients. For those without diabetes, however, its effects on the heart may be limited.
Slowing Prediabetes Defuses Heart Disease
For those with prediabetes, blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diabetes. If patients don’t take action, however, they risk getting not only diabetes but heart disease as well.
Blood Sugar Plummets, Heart Risk Climbs
Diabetes patients have to keep a watchful eye on their blood sugar level. If it dips extremely low, they can run the risk of developing a host of health issues, including heart disease.
Kids with Diabetes Worse Off Than Adults
As the obesity rate among young people has climbed, so has the rate of type 2 diabetes. Adolescents who get the disease may face more health problems than those who get it as an adult.
First-Line Diabetes Drug for Your Heart
Diabetes drugs can do wonders for patients' blood sugar. However, those drugs also come with some risks, particularly to the heart. A recent study compared the safety of the two most common diabetes drugs.