How to Navigate Metformin Side Effects

podcast April 3, 2024

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Today, we're diving into how to handle the side effects of metformin for Type 2 diabetes. We'll talk about common issues like upset stomachs and metallic tastes, share practical tips to ease side effect symptoms, and the importance of reaching out to your healthcare team if you're experiencing symptoms.

In This Episode We’ll Cover:

  • How to manage metformin side effects for Type 2 diabetes
  • Metformin's role and common prescription for diabetes management 
  • Overview of how metformin works in the body
  • Review of typical side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache, loss of appetite, and metallic taste in the mouth
  • How metformin doesn't usually cause low blood sugar but may in combination with other medications
  • The importance of discussing side effects with healthcare providers
  • Four practical tips for managing side effects of metformin + MUCH MORE!

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