Comparison of Glucose Lowering Effect of Metformin and Acarbose in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Gu2015ComparisonOG,
  title={Comparison of Glucose Lowering Effect of Metformin and Acarbose in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Shuyan Gu and Jihao Shi and Zhiliu Tang and Monika Sawhney and Huimei Hu and Lizheng Shi and Vivian Fonseca and Heng-jin Dong},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Metformin is the first-line oral hypoglycemic agent for type 2 diabetes mellitus recommended by international guidelines. However, little information exists comparing it with acarbose which is also commonly used in China. This study expanded knowledge by combining direct and indirect evidence to ascertain the glucose lowering effects of both… CONTINUE READING