Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels.

Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.


Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

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