Metformin Might Be the Most Suitable Drug for Maintaining Normal Blood Sugar Level

MetforminAccording to a research conducted by the researchers of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, metformin is the most preferable drug for the treatment of blood sugar in patients suffering from type-2 diabetes.

When a patient is suffering from type-2 diabetes, his body is not able to use its own insulin effectively to maintain normal blood sugar level.

Though there are 11 types of drugs which have got the approval for the usage to control blood sugar level in type-2 diabetes and Metformin is one of the most widely prescribed drugs.

Researchers found in their study that most of the adults with this type of diabetes consume more than one class of diabetes drugs to achieve optimal blood sugar control.

The team of researchers examined more than 160 studies on the benefits vs. risks of various diabetes drugs and drug combinations and they found that metformin had the best benefit-to-risk profile in controlling blood sugar even if it is consumed with other drugs.

Researcher Wendy L. Bennett of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues in the Annals of Internal Medicine, stated, “Although the long-term benefits and harms of diabetes medications remains unclear, the evidence supports the use of metformin as a first-line agent”.