Metformin and exercise combination less effective for glucose control

More ScienceDaily: Diabetes News Aug 19, 2011, 11:58 pm

Researchers looking at the effects of metformin and exercise in Type 2 diabetes patients found that a combination of these modalities didn’t lower glucose control as much as hoped. Surprisingly, study participants showed better glucose control when sedentary. Researchers think that because metformin and exercise both act to lower glucose levels, the combination may have triggered a counter regulatory response by the body to prevent glucose levels dipping too much. … Read the Rest

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  • Description: Researchers looking at the effects of metformin and exercise in Type 2 diabetes patients found that a combination of these modalities didn’t lower glucose control as much as hoped. Surprisingly, study participants showed better glucose control when sedentary. Researchers think that because metformin and exercise both act to lower glucose levels, the combination may have triggered a counter regulatory response by the body to prevent glucose levels dipping too much.