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Metformin: It's the First Choice


It's not new, but metformin is still the top treatment choice for type 2 diabetes.

David Nathan, MD, Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, shares why metformin remains the best first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes.

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About David Nathan, MD

Headshot of subject matter expert Dr. David Nathan

David Nathan, MD, is an endocrinologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He received his medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has been in practice for more than 20 years.