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metformin and kidney disease

To Metformin or Not To Metformin in CKD

Is metformin bad for your kidneys? There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion regarding the answer to this question.  That’s why a few months ago I created a survey to ask physicians about their use of metformin in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The results suggested that many practitioners are following outdated clinical guidelines when…

metformin in kidney disease

Metformin in Kidney Disease: Survey Reveals How Doctors Feel About Metformin and CKD

Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes has chronic kidney disease (CKD). Metformin (Glucophage®) is widely viewed as the best early treatment to lower blood glucose in type 2 diabetics, yet the use of metformin in kidney disease patients is shrouded with a lot of misinformation and confusion. Both patients and doctors alike may wonder…