I was just given the prescription for a glucometer and strips yesterday. I've no idea why that wasn't given to me at first. I've been taking Metformin. My bad reaction was metformin and trulicity – severe diarrhea during the night and then at work. My doctor told me to stop the trulicity. Then she put me on janumet and didn't tell me to stop taking the metformin. Janumet has metformin in it (janu'met"). Now I'm only on janumet. Once I start testing my blood sugar, I can report it. I have stopped eating sweets almost entirely. No pasta, no bread, no French fries.