Question: Is janumet considered insulin?

Janumet is a combination of two drugs, metformin and sitagliptin, that are used for reducing blood glucose (sugar) levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes. The FDA approved Janumet in March 2007. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas.

What classification is Janumet?

Janumet is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2. Janumet may be used alone or with other medications. Janumet belongs to a class of drugs called Antidiabetics, Biguanides/Dipeptyl Peptidase-IV Inhibitors. It is not known if Janumet is safe and effective in children.

Can Janumet cause weight gain?

Can Janumet (sitagliptin / metformin) cause weight gain? When used by itself, Janumet (sitagliptin / metformin) is not likely to cause weight gain. Part of managing your diabetes is keeping a healthy weight which will help control your blood sugar levels and be good for your heart.

Is metformin considered insulin?

Metformin is known as an insulin sensitizer. What exactly does that mean? Insulin is a hormone your body produces to move sugar out of your blood and into cells. By doing this, insulin helps your cells get the energy they need so they can do their jobs.

Why do diabetics have big bellies?

When we drink beverages sweetened with sucrose, fructose, or high fructose corn syrup, the liver stores this extra sugar as fat, increasing belly fat, Norwood says. The hormones produced by this extra belly fat play a role in insulin resistance, possibly leading to type 2 diabetes.

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