Metformin was introduced as a medication in 1957, and was recommended by the ADA and EASD in their joint position statement in 2012 and 2015 as initial monotherapy, unless there is intolerance or contraindication. What is your overall opinion of metformin as the initial first-line drug in patients with type 2
Sexual health remains a much-neglected area in diabetes care. This is perhaps surprising since considering that sexuality for many is so central to being human and our connection with others. Diabetes and sexual issues are very complicated since as they often involve both the physical element of complications and the
The prevalence of obesity has doubled in 73 countries around the world. In children the prevalence of obesity rose from 4% in 1980 to 8% in 2015. Childhood obesity is associated with an increased risk of multiple metabolic disorders, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as premature death, in
The prevalence of prediabetes is increasing worldwide and it is projected that more than 470 million people will have prediabetes in 2030. Prediabetes is a condition marked by above-normal blood sugar levels that aren't high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.