Making major lifestyle changes or taking metformin both work better than a placebo pill at delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes in women who have had gestational diabetes for up to 3 years. A follow-up study at 10 years showed that taking metformin works a little better than making major lifestyle changes in helping to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.
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Current as of:
December 20, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine