Diabetics on Metformin Need to Monitor Vitamin B-12

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed oral medication for those with type 2 diabetes. 

A new Dutch study has again linked this medication with significantly lower vitamin B-12 serum levels. These researchers also found the blood homocysteine levels were also significantly higher, causing an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. B-12 deficiency can lead to anemia, neuropathy, and cognitive changes. 

PositiveTip: If you are a diabetic taking Metformin, ask your physician to monitor your vitamin B-12 levels on a regular basis.