Development of a LC-MS/MS method for monitoring metformin for patients with diabetes

Status: In-progress
Year: 2020
Funded: $5,000
Grant Type: Grant in Aid

Metformin is first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes. Lactic acidosis is a rare but life-threatening complication which can occur due to metformin accumulation during treatment. We will develop a laboratory test for monitoring metformin levels to enable the safe use of metformin in patients with kidney disease.

Researcher // Dr Mei Zhang – University of Otago

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