2008 - Metformin (alone or with insulin) was as effective as insulin for preventing perinatal complications in gestational diabetes

Kenyon, Anna P.; Shennan, Andrew H.
August 2008
ACP Journal Club;8/19/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p5
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study regarding the effectiveness of metformin as insulin for preventing perinatal complications in gestational diabetes and presents the author's views on it. It describes the procedure of the study, which concluded that in gestational diabetes, metformin was as effective as insulin for preventing perinatal complications. The author refers several studies regarding diabetes in pregnancy and stresses that more women will be screened and treated for gestational diabetes.


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