In episode 60, the sixth podcast in our saga on type-2 diabetes, we talk about what to do when metformin is not enough and get to the evidence surrounding other blood glucose lowering treatments. We fumble around in a pretty much evidence-free zone. James develops a bad case of hypoglycemia during the podcast because he hasn’t eaten since the start of the diabetes section of these podcasts; Mike comes to his aid by prescribing a low dose of a chocolate bar and eats the rest of it himself.
1) UKPDS (recent results)
2) Fluoxetine, orlistat, sibutramine for weight loss in type-2 diabetics
4) Glitazones meta-analyses
5) Risks of an elevated A1c