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Old 04-25-2015, 03:41   #1
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Metformin that is excreted ends up in fresh water (same as many other drugs, caffeine etc) and can cause male fish to become 'intersex' and produce eggs. Whew. Of course it may be a drug-drug interaction thing, just as in humans. Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of intersex fish -- ScienceDaily

What a world we live in! Buddhists are right -- we all 'inter-be', for good or ill. There's more to our budding & blooming anthropocene era than just climate change, I guess

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6/28/2012: 500 mg metformin. labs: FBG = 212, A1c = 9.2. weight: 174
7/7/2012: started 2000 mg metformin XR & LC/HF diet
9/28/2012 labs: FBG = 144, A1c=7.5. weight = 160; 12/1/2012 MN 1-mo FBG 103, 2-hr post = 128 // weight = 152 lb
12/30/2012 FBG 1-mo MN =97; 2 hr post MN=121;
1/2/2013: A1c = 6.5 11/2013 A1C=6.6 weight = 147 lb
4/2014 A1C=6.5 weight = 150 lb. 12/2014 A1C=6.5 weight = 147 lb.

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Late to the party but I read this recently also. Disturbing.


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