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Biquanide Overview

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Biquanides, or metformin, works by decreasing the liver's production of glucose. One role the liver plays is to take its stored glucose and dump it into the blood stream to be used for energy when glucose is needed. In type 2 diabetes, the liver can overproduce glucose and therefore contribute to high blood glucose levels. Metformin is a recommended medication to begin at the diagnosis of diabetes.