A study in Endocrine Abstracts showed that 9.6% of type 2 diabetes patients who received metformin had vitamin B12 deficiency, and only 6.4% were being treated with vitamin B12. UK researchers conducted an audit of vitamin B12 deficiency and screening among female diabetes patients and suggested that doctors do regular monitoring of vitamin B12 levels to detect and treat any deficiency quickly.
Study: Diabetes patients on metformin need vitamin B12 screening
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