People with type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk for developing vitamin B12 deficiency. Metformin, a commonly prescribed drug used to treat diabetes can increase this risk.
Vitamin B12 supplementation may be necessary for you or someone you know who has diabetes. Only your doctor can determine if you're vitamin B12 deficient. Start by talking to your doctor about testing and monitoring your vitamin B12 levels.
It's important to have enough vitamin B12 in your body to keep you healthy. If left untreated, vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to serious problems with the blood and nervous system. Vitamin B12 deficiency has also been linked to psychiatric symptoms such as impaired memory, irritability, and depressed mood.
Nascobal Nasal Spray helps maintain healthy vitamin B12 levels and may be an option for you or someone you know with diabetes who needs vitamin B12 supplementation.
† Products containing metformin include the generic form, as well as brands such as Glucophage®, Glucophage® XR, Fortamet®, Glumetza®, Actoplus met®, Glucovance®, Janumet, Metaglip, and PrandiMet.
Glucophage® is a registered trademark of Merck Santé S.A.S., an associate of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany. Licensed to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Glucovance® and Metaglip™ are trademarks of Merck Santé S.A.S., an associate of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany. Licensed to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Fortamet® is registered trademark of Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Glumetza® is a registered trademark of Biovail Laboratories, Inc.
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