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  • Metformin reduced the risk of death by 36% over 10.7 years in Type 2 diabetics

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    Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:35 pm Email this article

    The diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage) reduced the risk of death by 36% over 10.7 years in Type 2 diabetics according to a 1998 study.

    Metformin ALONE was the ONLY diabetes drug to reduce the risk of death.


    Subjects: 753 Type 2 diabetics

    The study involved 753 Type 2 diabetics.

    “Of 4075 patients recruited to UKPDS in 15 centres, 1704 overweight (>120% ideal bodyweight) patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, mean age 53 years, had raised fasting plasma glucose (FPG; 6.1-15.0 mmol/L) without hyperglycaemic symptoms after 3 months’ initial diet,” according to the paper.

    “753 were included in a randomised controlled trial, median duration 10.7 years, of conventional policy, primarily with diet alone (n=411) versus intensive blood-glucose control policy with metformin, aiming for FPG below 6 mmol/L (n=342).”

    “A secondary analysis compared the
    342 patients allocated metformin with
    951 overweight patients allocated intensive blood-glucose control with
    chlorpropamide (n=265),
    glibenclamide (n=277), or
    insulin (n=409).”

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    Julian Whitaker, MD uses NO oral diabetes drugs

    Julian Whitaker, MD uses NO oral diabetes drugs in Type 2 diabetics

    Julian Whitaker, MD from the Whitaker Wellness in Newport Beach, California uses NO oral diabetes drugs in Type 2 diabetics.

    Dr. Whitaker is the author of “Reversing Diabetes”.

    I encourage you to read it to find out how to control your diabetes WITHOUT drugs.



    Comment: I have become much more anti-drug, but metformin may be an exception

    I have become much more anti-drug in the last 4 years, since the beginning of 2008, watching the way prescription drugs destroyed my mother’s life and her doctors seemed oblivious to this—she just died Sept 13, 2011 and my father died Sept 1, 2011—however, metformin might be an exception.

    Ward Dean, MD, an anti-aging doctor recommends metformin to his patients over 40, and has said that Russian gerontologist Vladimir Dilman, MD, PhD said that phenformin, metformin’s stronger cousin, “did everything”, and extended the lifespan of animals.

    I don’t like any of the other diabetes drugs at this point.


    Effect of intensive blood-glucose control with metformin on complications in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes (ukpds 34). Uk prospective diabetes study (ukpds) group. Lancet. 1998 Sep 12, 352(9131):854-65.

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