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Posted by: Anon | 2009/11/24

Glucophage

How does using Glucophage help you to lose weight when you' re insulin resistant?

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Dear Anon
It prevents the liver from releasing glucose into the blood, and it increases the sensitivity of muscle and fat cells to insulin so that they remove more glucose from the blood. If the blood sugar levels are lower, the body stops telling the pancreas to make more insulin. Because of these actions, metformin reduces blood insulin levels.
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Our users say:
Posted by: John | 2009/11/24

Glucophage/metformin makes fat! Ask me

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/24

Dear Anon
It prevents the liver from releasing glucose into the blood, and it increases the sensitivity of muscle and fat cells to insulin so that they remove more glucose from the blood. If the blood sugar levels are lower, the body stops telling the pancreas to make more insulin. Because of these actions, metformin reduces blood insulin levels.
Dr Bets

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