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New Guidelines Released for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

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The American College of Physicians has new guidelines to treat type 2 diabetes.

The ACP says the drug metformin is the most effective choice to reduce blood sugar levels.

The drug also reduces body weight and improves cholesterol.

Health experts say medications should only be used when lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and weight loss don't work