Diabetes Medication Metformin More Effective in Black Patients Than in White

June 13, 2014 2:36 PM

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Diabetes Medication Metformin More Effective in Black Patients Than in White

(Daily Digest News) – Black people who treat their type 2 diabetes with a drug called Metformin are likely to receive more benefit than white people taking the same medication. Metformin is a common medication used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism on June 12, found that out of a sample of 19,600 patient records examined, improvement in blood sugar among black patients was significantly higher than improvement in white patients. When taking the highest dose of the d...

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