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At the time of this document’s publication (August 2015), metformin did not have a UK marketing authorisation for this indication. The prescriber should follow relevant professional guidance, taking full responsibility for the decision. Informed consent should be obtained and documented.

Another therapy we have been looking at as an adjunct to insulin therapy in people with type 1 diabetes is good old metformin. Metformin, the glucose-lowering agent that gives you HbA1c control but without weight gain, and even with a small weight loss, and without the risk of hypoglycaemia, has been used for many, many years off-label, actually, in people with type 1 diabetes. It is actually interesting to see that even organisations like NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have included metformin in their guidelines to say that metformin can be used as an adjunct therapy in people with type 1 diabetes, when you have a BMI above 25kg/m² and where you need to improve blood glucose control, while minimising their insulin dose.
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At the time of this document’s publication (August 2015), metformin did not have a UK marketing authorisation for this indication. The prescriber should follow relevant professional guidance, taking full responsibility for the decision. Informed consent should be obtained and documented.


Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management NICE guideline [NG17] Published date: August 2015 Last updated: July 2016
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng17?unlid=43059219201639184149