EFFECT OF METFORMIN ON WEIGHT REDUCTION AMONG DIABETIC AND NON-DIABETIC OBESE PATIENTS
Context: Metformin is the first line treatment in type II diabetes mellitus. In addition, it was used for weight reduction in both diabetic and non-diabetic obese patients. Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of metformin in weight reduction among diabetic and non-diabetic obese patient in Benghazi, Libya. Settings and Design: a cross-sectional study Methods and Material: A hundred well-designed a cross-sectional survey was distributed from January to December 2020 and filled by diabetic and non-diabetic obese patients (66 and 34, respectively) in Benghazi city. Statistical analysis used: SPSS statistics soft wear (Version 21.0; SPSS Inc.: Chicago, IL, USA). Results: Results had shown that 66.7 % of diabetic obese patients were more than 50 years while 35.5 % of non- diabetic obese patients were 21-25 years. 1-5 kg was the weight reduction in both diabetic and non- diabetic obese patients (43.9 % and 38.2 %, respectively) Conclusions: According to this study, metformin is an effective therapy to reduce weight in diabetic and non-diabetic obese patients. Further studies are needed with exact weight reduction.