While we all know that most people who suffer from type 2 diabetes are either overweight or obese, the medicines available to treat type 2 diabetes cause further weight gain, thereby making the weight issue all the more problematic for diabetic people. Now the concern is, is there any way to treat type 2 diabetes without causing weight gain.

The answer is yes, with metformin also known as glucophage one cannot only keep his/her blood sugar levels at a stable rate but also weight with consistent use. Surprised? You should not be, as metformin is a blood sugar lowering medication that doesn’t cause weight gain in most people. In fact, some people experience modest weight loss while taking it.

Now the next question comes, how does metformin cause weight loss in many people. Although, the popular study while studing the link between metformin, diabetes and weight loss is that metformin causes weight loss in many people as it curbs hunger and makes a person eat less along with lowering the blood sugar levels in the type 2 diabetes individual. Thus people who take metformin tend to eat less and over a course of time end up in losing weight.

However, it was also noticed that weight loss was also dose related. Meaning people who took high dose metformin experienced more weight loss as compared to those who took low dose metformin to manage their type 2 diabetes condition. So the bottom line is no matter what the exact cause, but metformin by improving insulin sensitivity and lowering glucose levels, prevents hunger and promotes weight loss.

This way metformin not only helps weight loss in many individuals, but by improving insulin sensitivity and inducing weight loss, metformin can also help many reproductive women suffering from poly cystic ovarian syndrome popularly known as PCOS, get over their conditions and be able to conceive. As many women with insulin resistance and PCOS are overweight and obese, metformin can prove to be a great medicine to cure PCOS.

However, certain precautions must be taken while taking metformin to enhance its effects, avoid side effects and increase efficacy. While taking metformin you must ensure that you take a strict metformin diet which is high in proteins and complex carbohydrates while low in simple carbohydrates, fats and sugars along with consistent exercise regimen. Also metformin should not be taken in cases of kidney disease, heart disease and hyperthyroidism to avoid its serious complications.

Recommended metformin dosage is 500 mg sto be taken a few minutes before you eat, usually three times a day.

Author's Bio: 

Hie guys, myself Ziesha, a health and a gizmo freak. I love to share many things such as articles on health, gizmos, skin and fashion. Today I would like to share with you guys, a product called Metformin which is highly recommended for the persons who are suffering from Type II Diabetes and Metformin can be used for weight loss too.