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Metformin: Cardioprotective in Type 1 Diabetes?

Can metformin’s cardioprotective effect also benefit patients with type 1 diabetes? Dr. Bobby Lazzara discusses a small study of 23 patients.

In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Endocrinology Network, Dr. Bobby Lazzara reports on a study looking at the possible cardioprotective role of metformin in patients with type 1 diabetes. More research is needed, but metformin may increase vascular stem cells as a method of reducing cardiovascular disease.