Starting on Metforman

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    Leslie
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    I have just been diagnosed with type2 and have been prescribed metforman——- with everything I have read I am extremely nervous about starting it. I do not have a blood sugar monitor should I have been given one before starting this medication.

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    Metformin is an established treatment for diabetes with a good safety profile. It does not cause low blood sugar. You should ask your doctor to refer you to a diabetes educator (or many pharmacies have pharmacists trained as diabetes educators) to discuss using a blood glucose monitor. Best of luck!

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