Type 1 Medications
Most people with type 1 diabetes do not take oral antidiabetic medications, and the FDA has not approved any currently available diabetes medications for use in type 1 diabetes. However, some clinical studies have indicated that the type 2 diabetes drug metformin may be an effective adjunct, or complementary, therapy in some patients with type 1 diabetes who have also developed insulin resistance. The use of metformin for the treatment of type 1 is considered "off label." It has not been approved for use in people with type 1 diabetes.
Gomez R, Mokhashi MH, Rao J, Vargas A, Compton T, McCarter R, Chalew SA. "Metformin adjunctive therapy with insulin improves glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study." J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Sep-Oct;15(8):1147-51.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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When CGM makers create their various alerts and alarms, I’m not sure they have teenagers in mind. This was clear as I played with the settings on our new Dexcom G5. Charlie was horrified as I scrolled through and sampled the roughly fifteen sounds we could use to alert Charlie when blood sugars were too high or too low. Door bells, wind chimes, single beeps, double beeps, triple beeps, Belgian discotheque … Charlie...