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Tweet Pearls of the Week 8/31 to 9/7/12 by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Mon 10 Sep 2012 12:00am Because a good tweet is a terrible thing to waste! [<a href="" target="_blank">View the story "Tweet Pearls of the Week 8/31 to 9/7" on Storif ... Read on »
Metformin-induced Lactic Acidosis by Matt S. Posted Fri 13 Nov 2009 12:00am Metformin is the only hypoglycemic agent proven to reduce mortality in Type 2 DM. As such, we really should be making every effort to prescribe it, and keep patients taking it. Unfortunately, mostly due to it's relationship to parent compound phenformin, metformin has developed a reputation for causing lactic acidosis (LA). Prescribing gui ... Read on »
ORAL HYPOGLYCAEMIC AGENTS by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:22pm a. Sulphonylureas act by sensitising beta cell to the action of glucose increase insulin receptors. Eg. Chlorpropamide Tolbutamide Glibenclamide Glipizide b. Biguanides . act by reducing hepatic gluconeogenesis and Increasing peripheral utilization of glucose Useful in obese diabetics Danger of lactic acidosis with phen ... Read on »