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In general, type 2 diabetes treatment begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in managing diabetes, medication, such as glipizide and metformin, may be necessary.
The main goal of diabetes medicine is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because glipizide and metformin can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar.
Glipizide and metformin is usually quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, glipizide and metformin may need to be combined with another diabetes medicine, such as a thiazolidinedione or insulin. You may also wish to consider a substitute for glipizide and metformin. These substitutes can include other combination medications or a different type of diabetes medication.
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