An Overview of Metformin and Implications in the Workplace

Academic Article


  • Diabetes mellitus is expensive; one of the top 10 most costly health concerns for employers. Individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who achieve glycemic targets through healthy lifestyles and appropriate glucose-lowering agents lessen diabetes-related complications. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief review of a first-line agent used in treating T2DM, the biguanide metformin hydrochloride. Implications for health providers who assist employees who use metformin also are addressed.
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    Author List

  • Grant JS; Steadman LA
  • Start Page

  • 424
  • End Page

  • 426
  • Volume

  • 63
  • Issue

  • 10