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Can Gluformin-XL be taken for weight loss?

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Dr. Niranjan G


Practicing since :2003

Answered : 633 Questions

Posted on Tue, 5 Jan 2016 in Diabetes
Question: I am not diabetic, but i am hypothyroid. I went to the doc with some joint complaints in my fingers. My doctor has suggested gluformin Xl 500 to me. Now I am worried whether I have got diabetes? He said this tablet will help me reduce weight...I am really confused.
Answered by Dr. Niranjan G 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
you need to get investigated properly

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend, greetings form HCM.

You first need to get investigated properly; get the following investigations first - Fasting and post prandial blood glucose levels, Lipid profile, thyroid profile, Hba1c along with microalbuminuria done. You can get back to me or your physician with the reports. Specific treatment can be planned based on the test result.

You are advised to take metformin. That is low dose, even prescribed for obesity, and some insulin resistance states. That will prevent you getting diabetes.

Please remember even hypothyroidism can cause insulin resistance. So first you need to correct that . Later we will assess. Life style management is the key. You use iodized salt, more of green leafy veggie and fruits. Nuts and legumes. Protein and fiber rich food than oily food. Do exercises walk at least for an hour a day . Practice yoga and meditation. Life dress free you will be alright .

Thanks for contacting us . Thanks
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