I have all the symptoms of metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance. I am 59. My weight keeps creeping up in spite of eating less and exercising more. I do all the right dietary stuff but it doesnt help. Diabetes does run in my family, in fact my aunts and uncles who had it, all died early. I am probably lucky I have not developed full blown diabetes because of my diet and exercise.
I want to try taking Metaformin to see if it helps. It has a lot of good reviews especially for stubborn weight loss. My doctor is hesitant to prescribe it, as I am not actually diabetic. I dont think he believes me when I say that I do eat correctly and exercise. Do you think I should press him to get me on metaformin? Would it be safe to try it without prescription? Is there a natural alternative I could try? Thanks for your opinion!

Hi Susan,
If you are not diabetic then you do not need Metformin. Have your A1c checked. This is a blood test to see  the 3 month average of your blood sugar.
To use it to promote weight loss is not a good idea.
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Eric Brandt, B.Sc. Pharm


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