Diabetes--Metformin

Posted by sue44 @sue44, Jan 8 12:05pm

I have diabetic type 2, I was taking Metformin EX for years and that was perfect for me. my blood sugar and A1C good. (6.2) Morning acc check 98 to100. There was a recall on that drug, so my doctor started me on Metformin 500mg twice a day. now, since I been taking the Metformin 500 mg and my morning acc check is 68 to 81. I think I am taking too much medication. I exercise 30 mins a day and eat healthy stay away from a lot of sweets. Does anyone have this problem with this drug?
sue44

I take metformin 500mg also and I'm still trying to get mine down a1c has gone from a 12.6 to a 6.4 but my numbers still be up in the ones.ask you doctor if you my try one and see how that's works

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From my experience and my careful eating, I don't see any reason why you need to be taking two Metformin a day. You are controlling your numbers to a normal range with diet and exercise and that is very good in my view. Why take a two pills if one is enough? Metformin is not a cure but an aid to blood sugar control, and if you have normal numbers, you body is working well without so much medicine. I am down to one pill a day and if I do more exercise this spring and summer and eat from my garden i think I will be successful at dropping the Metformin. Some doctors prefer easy answers so they prescribe meds because they don't think we will discipline our eating well enough. The exercise is a big plus to your health. Dorisena

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@trellg132

I take metformin 500mg also and I'm still trying to get mine down a1c has gone from a 12.6 to a 6.4 but my numbers still be up in the ones.ask you doctor if you my try one and see how that's works

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HELLO THATS what I take

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@trellg132

I take metformin 500mg also and I'm still trying to get mine down a1c has gone from a 12.6 to a 6.4 but my numbers still be up in the ones.ask you doctor if you my try one and see how that's works

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Thanks, I will check with my doctor in the morning to see what she said about me taking just one 500mg of Metformin a day.

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@dorisena

From my experience and my careful eating, I don't see any reason why you need to be taking two Metformin a day. You are controlling your numbers to a normal range with diet and exercise and that is very good in my view. Why take a two pills if one is enough? Metformin is not a cure but an aid to blood sugar control, and if you have normal numbers, you body is working well without so much medicine. I am down to one pill a day and if I do more exercise this spring and summer and eat from my garden i think I will be successful at dropping the Metformin. Some doctors prefer easy answers so they prescribe meds because they don't think we will discipline our eating well enough. The exercise is a big plus to your health. Dorisena

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I totally agree . I go for walks 3-4 times a week , I take only 1 Metformin -500 mg after dinner .

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At times , I misssed taking it on purpose bec my reading was good . I use 1 Libre Sensor per month .

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@dtkbac687800

I totally agree . I go for walks 3-4 times a week , I take only 1 Metformin -500 mg after dinner .

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The walks are doing a lot of good for your improved numbers. Keep up the exercise. Dorisena

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@dtkbac687800

I totally agree . I go for walks 3-4 times a week , I take only 1 Metformin -500 mg after dinner .

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Dorisena What is your morning acc check.? And what is your A1C?

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Morning readings are 4-6, Hba1 is 7

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@dorisena

The walks are doing a lot of good for your improved numbers. Keep up the exercise. Dorisena

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Yes totally agree , walk is important, 20 mins 3-4 times a week is recommendable for people with high sugar level

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