Metformin and Colorectal Cancer


I like to know the latest news about diabetes and diabetics. I strongly believe that staying informed and acting can give us more years and also add quality to our lives. I also love to share and so today I will pause to talk a little about research findings concerning Metformin, a popularly used drug for diabetes and it’s connection with colorectal cancer.

Regular visitors to this website would know that I am diabetic, but, I am also experimenting with using food and exercise to control and possibly eliminate diabetes from my life. I am also taking the drug Metformin and hence my interest in the topic.

Some Findings-The Case for Metformin

There are numerous complications associated with diabetes and one thing I read moments ago, is that colorectal cancer is also a possibility for diabetics. I read that diabetics who take Metformin could see a 22% decrease in the risk of having colorectal cancer.

For more information please click this link Diabetes in Control.

I will share with you the results from another study. This one looked at patients with cancer who also had diabetes and were taking Metformin. These patients had the following types of cancer:

  • Pancreatic
  • Colorectal
  • Ovarian
  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Liver
  • Larynx
  • Lung

They discovered that the patients who were taking Metformin had a reduction of death risk by as much as 34%. The implication here is that the patients with both cancer and diabetes who were taking Metformin had a better chance of surviving cancer than the ones who do not take the diabetic drug Metformin. If you would like to read this report, please click this link.

Take a look at this video.

To be Informed, or Not-To Act, or Not

I have never done a post of this nature. Today I am merely sharing the news about Metformin, the drug used by diabetics, and its’ link to colorectal cancer.

Do remember that you have a responsibility to read and form your conclusions. It is your body and so you need to be informed and then use this knowledge to drive your actions.

Now for Breast Cancer!

Please allow me to share one more at this point. This one is about breast cancer patients who were taking Metformin.

Yes, I know we were talking about colorectal cancer, but, it certainly will not hurt to learn a little about the benefits for those with breast cancer, which also includes diabetics.

It was reported that women with breast cancer had a better chance of surviving when they took Metformin. Here is the PDF file.

The Whole Truth

This was what I took from all this reading this morning. “I have to continue to be vigilant in eliminating diabetes from my life.” Just knowing that I can have all these complications is scary enough for me.

Yes, I will continue to eat my vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds and smaller portions of animal protein.

The results to date are great and certainly encouraging. I heard what is being said about Metformin and I will continue to take it until I no longer need to take this drug.

Yes, in spite of the different findings, I am still determined to be off all medication for diabetes. The least I can do is try. The fact that I get the following bonuses is also encouraging:

  • Weight loss
  • Lower blood pressure
  • More energy
  • Less tendonitis pain
  • No arthritic pain

The day I decided to take action and to make that lifestyle change, was the best day of my recent life. I salute all the people in Cyberworld who continue to share information and continue to help people like myself.

Thank you.

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  1. // Reply

    This is a great post. My husband has stopped taking ALL of his diabetic medication and is feeling better than he has in years. I have him on more fresh fruit and vegetables and herbs and spices. Our morning smoothie has about six cups of veggies and six cups of fruit with 4 cups of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of Ceylon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1tsp. turmeric with peperine. It is delicious. We have salad for lunch with tuna or sardines. A nice supper. We do not eat wheat, or try not to. One will only live as long as they want, by taking care of themselves and like you said, be informed.

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      MarieAnne, this is certainly encouraging news for myself and my readers. I thank you for sharing and I encourage my readers to take heed and to note that it is possible to be diabetic-free, but it has to be a lifestyle change. This means we will have to eat that way for the rest of our lives. All the best to you and your husband MarieAnne and thanks for sharing.

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