Barbara Toschek

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A weight-reducing effect of metformin has been demonstrated in obese subjects with and without diabetes. The mechanisms of this action are unclear, which may be partly due to the fact that in obese and diabetic patients the substance's effects result from a complex interaction with the distinct endocrine and metabolic disturbances in these patients. To(More)
Body weight gain and severe hypoglycemia are the major adverse effects of insulin therapy in type 2 diabetic patients. Metformin has been shown to prevent insulin therapy-induced body weight gain when used in combination with insulin. However, the effects of metformin on hormonal and symptomatic responses to hypoglycemia mediating hypoglycemia awareness(More)
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