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Addicted to Metformin?
  1. #1
    rock-a-day johnny Guest

    Default Addicted to Metformin?

    If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does?
    Does it help the pancreas become inactive? Lazy?
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  2. #2
    ray Guest

    Default Re: Addicted to Metformin?

    On Wed, 03 Sep 2008 07:29:53 -0700, rock-a-day johnny wrote:

    > If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does? Does it help
    > the pancreas become inactive? Lazy?


    It is my understanding that metformin is an insulin sensitizing drug - it
    helps your body utilize the insulin you produce. Nothing more, nothing
    less.

  3. #3
    Robert Miles Guest

    Default Re: Addicted to Metformin?


    "rock-a-day johnny" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does?
    > Does it help the pancreas become inactive? Lazy?
    > --

    No. It decreases insulin resistance so you don't need as much
    insulin, which gives your pancreas more of a chance to make
    enough and fast enough.



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    Tiger_Lily Guest

    Default Re: Addicted to Metformin?

    rock-a-day johnny wrote:
    > If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does?
    > Does it help the pancreas become inactive? Lazy?


    metformin is an insulin sensitizer, allowing the glucose to enter the
    cells easier

    it also blocks the liver from 'dump glycogen' which raises our bg levels

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    kate
    type 1 since 1987
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  5. #5
    MÓckę« Guest

    Default Re: Addicted to Metformin?

    On Wed, 03 Sep 2008 09:06:52 -0600, Tiger_Lily <[email protected]> wrote:

    >rock-a-day johnny wrote:
    >> If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does?
    >> Does it help the pancreas become inactive? Lazy?

    >
    >metformin is an insulin sensitizer, allowing the glucose to enter the
    >cells easier
    >
    >it also blocks the liver from 'dump glycogen' which raises our bg levels


    so the answer to the original questions are NO.

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    hemyd Guest

    Default Re: Addicted to Metformin?

    "rock-a-day johnny" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does?
    > Does it help the pancreas become inactive? Lazy?
    > --
    > If guns are out-lawed. Only the Out-laws & politicians will have guns.


    You may be confusing Metformin with Sulphonureas. Some say these are
    responsible for such things.

    Henry Mydlarz



  7. #7
    Nicky Guest

    Default Re: Addicted to Metformin?

    On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:55:20 +1000, "hemyd" <myd!!![email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"rock-a-day johnny" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >> If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does?
    >> Does it help the pancreas become inactive? Lazy?
    >> --
    >> If guns are out-lawed. Only the Out-laws & politicians will have guns.

    >
    >You may be confusing Metformin with Sulphonureas. Some say these are
    >responsible for such things.


    Well - burn it out faster, maybe. I don't generally associate "Lazy"
    with a diabetic's pancreas : )

    Nicky.
    T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
    D&E, 100ug thyroxine
    Last A1c 5.4% BMI 25

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    Tiger_Lily Guest

    Default Re: Addicted to Metformin?

    hemyd wrote:
    > "rock-a-day johnny" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does?
    >> Does it help the pancreas become inactive? Lazy?
    >> --
    >> If guns are out-lawed. Only the Out-laws & politicians will have guns.

    >
    > You may be confusing Metformin with Sulphonureas. Some say these are
    > responsible for such things.
    >
    > Henry Mydlarz
    >
    >

    a sulf stimulates the beta cells to produce more insulin

    some people feel this 'burns out' the beta cells sooner, and is behind
    the trend to move type 2's to insulin SOONER rather than later

    --
    kate
    type 1 since 1987
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  9. #9
    John C. Guest

    Default Re: Addicted to Metformin?

    On Sep 3, 9:50*pm, Tiger_Lily <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
    > hemyd wrote:
    > > "rock-a-day johnny" <georgewks...@humboldt1.com> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]..
    > >> If you take Metformin does it do the job the Pancreas does?
    > >> Does it help the pancreas become inactive? *Lazy?
    > >> --
    > >> If guns are *out-lawed. Only the Out-laws & politicians will have guns.

    >
    > > You may be confusing Metformin with Sulphonureas. Some say these are
    > > responsible for such things.

    >
    > > Henry Mydlarz

    >
    > a sulf stimulates the beta cells to produce more insulin
    >
    > some people feel this 'burns out' the beta cells sooner, and is behind
    > the trend to move type 2's to insulin SOONER rather than later
    >
    > --
    > kate
    > type 1 since 1987www.diabetic-chat.orgwww.diabetic-talk.orghttp://www.diabetes-support.org.uk/newly%20diagnosed.html


    Which is why I'm SO glad I went off Glipizide awhile back.

    John C.

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