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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/29/2015 4:53:23 PM

Reviewer: thebob, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Been taking Metformin since 2004. Started with 1 500mg twice a day. Since 2013 I am 1 500mg pill a day - 1/2 in the AM and 1/2 in the PM. My blood sugar A1C is consistently between 5.5 and 5.7 and my daily sugar reading is between 91 and 101. Lost the weight and the exercise helps. Doctor wants me to continue. I do drink a lot of water per day and I do sweat a lot which is a symptom.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/26/2015 9:20:11 PM

Reviewer: BunniesOpinion, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was prescribed this product because my A1C was 7.5. In my opinion Metformin acts like a super laxative if you eat greasy heavy foods. You will feel the affects if you eat foods like pasta/hamburgers as it will be hard to digest. Then what you ate, comes out in about 2 hours. Do not take Metformin if you are going to be out amongst friends/coworkers as you will need a bathroom and privacy. So sch ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/11/2015 12:41:02 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've take Metformin ER 500mg 1 tablet for 10 years and it maintain A1c to normal rage of 6.0-6.4 without modify my diet with daily 3 miles walk. Minor stomach upset but got use to it.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/29/2014 2:44:55 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/20/2014 6:50:14 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

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