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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Diagnosing and Treating Vitamin B12 Deficiency,

B12 deficiency is a serious situation. Maybe it would help all concerned to remind themselves of the damage that can be caused by B12 deficiency by watching this new video, a much watch film in my opinion especially for metformin users. Metformin can deplete B12. Kath

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Absolutely must see viewing for all diabetics on metformin. Thanks, Kath.

Another fact I read about recently is that metformin (and some other diabetic drugs) deplete CoQ10 levels in the body - even more of an issue if you're getting a double-whammy of metformin + statins.

The really scary thing is that when I asked to be tested for B12 after being on metformin (and having absorption issues caused by metformin-induced gastritis), the GP looked at me blankly when I told him that all diabetics on metformin should be tested for it and said "it's not on the list". *sigh*

I ended up having to pay for the test myself because in Australia there is a quota on free testing and you can't be tested more than annually, even with other issues!