Should non-diabetics take Metformin for their healthier longevity?
Tara: Hello! Dr. E! Can you hear and see me? My internet connection hasn’t been very cooperative lately.
Dr. E: Hello Tara! I see and hear you clearly! Our Zoom connection is fine!
Tara: Today is finally the day! I can’t wait to hear your verdict on Metformin!
Dr. E: What else do you remember about what I had to talk about today?
Tara: Oh, my goodness…it has been ringing in my ears all day long … “pill popping or gym hopping”!
Dr. E: Bravo! You remember that punch line so well! I’m so happy to see you are following my longevity stories. I just hope to see more young doctors become so enthusiastic about their own longevity! Reduction of pain and suffering, promotion of a happy and productive life, and facilitation of disability free longevity is the major goals of medicine. If it’s up to me to define the ultimate purpose of medicine, I would say: promoting healthy longevity…period! Can you think of any higher purpose for medicine than what I just said?
Tara: I don’t believe there’s any!
Dr. E: Before we go off much on and more tangents, I must confess that it took me a little longer than what I originally expected to make up my mind on the matter of Metformin! Honestly, I underestimated the wealth of recent knowledge that I had to master before making up my mind on it!
“Taking Metformin supplements or not” has been one of my recent longevity-related dilemmas. Knowing myself, all along deep in my heart I have known that I want the best for my own longevity…and whatever I decide on will affect my way of life hereafter. So, I had to choose wisely, as rewards only come to those who make wise choices and faithfully follow them! Let me be clear and let me say it aloud: my goal is to excel at my own longevity! But when I say excellence in longevity, it just doesn’t mean getting healthily to a farther finish line! It means to get there as a better person who has truly excelled at his or her own humanity! But how can I truly excel at my own humanity, if I do not wish upon others who tag along with me that which I truly wish for myself? Do you see the burden of moral pressure on me? I have to make such a wise choice, that firstly it convinces me to follow it full-heartedly for long, and secondly, I get morally content to share it with those who tag along with me through the passage for the conquest of longevity!