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Does taking Metformin for my diabetes lower my risk of dying from diabetes complications compared to another diabetes medication?
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Well, there you have it folks, metformin lowers mortality compared to a sulfonylurea. Your chance of dying is lessened by taking a medication you can buy for $4 per month at Walmart.
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