Physician’s group urging use of metformin to treat type 2 diabetes

Physician’s group urging use of metformin to treat type 2 diabetes

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The American College of Physicians has issued new guidelines for use of a drug to treat patients with type 2 diabetes — one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. The drug metformin has been around for many years but has not been widely used. Now a national group, which gives treatment recommendations to family doctors, is urging physicians to prescribe metformin to patients with type 2 diabetes.