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Old 07-19-2016, 02:23   #6431
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There wasn't a whole lot of rain, just the huge hail. This time of year fires are a worry when there is lightning.

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90 (5.0) this morning. It seems like switching my Metformin from 2000mg to 1000mg has not bothered my bg. I'll stay here for a while and maybe see later if it matters if I drop it altogether.
I never found much of a difference dropping from 2000 to 1000 mg once my blood glucose was under control the first time. However, I do see that I'm getting a lot of residual effect dropping it entirely and that was 2 weeks ago now.

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There wasn't a whole lot of rain, just the huge hail. This time of year fires are a worry when there is lightning.
Yeah, lightening is a big worry here also. Just hope if there is lightening there is a lot of rain.

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I never found much of a difference dropping from 2000 to 1000 mg once my blood glucose was under control the first time. However, I do see that I'm getting a lot of residual effect dropping it entirely and that was 2 weeks ago now.
Yeah, that's what I am seeing so far. I'm not in a hurry to cut further but I will eventually, maybe halve it and then quit, but I also know my body is slow to stabilize and when I do it probably take a while to return. Worth trying though. I was disturbed by a report I read that it has been found that long time Metformin users have been found to be critically low on vitamin b12 and that is a serious issue. It apparently isn't everyone but about 30% but still enough to be concerned about. Also doctors don't check for vitamin b12 deficiency as a rule but I am going to bring this up to my doctor.

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I was disturbed by a report I read that it has been found that long time Metformin users have been found to be critically low on vitamin b12 and that is a serious issue. It apparently isn't everyone but about 30% but still enough to be concerned about. Also doctors don't check for vitamin b12 deficiency as a rule but I am going to bring this up to my doctor.
I think the report you read is exaggerated. Looking at studies from NIH and the UK, shortage of B12 with metformin affects primarily vegans and elderly (who may not be eating enough food). B12 is found in quantity in eggs, salmon and dairy. BUT, if you are concerned, just get Vitamin B complex and take that a few times a week (your urine with be bright yellow). I took that when I had anemia issues. Not discouraging you though - peripheral neuropathy is associated with B12 shortage so worth discussion.

Here's an in depth article. At the very end of the article are reasons why a physician would order a B12 test - you may find that helpful if any of it applies to you.
http://www.ruh.nhs.uk/For_Clinicians...management.pdf

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Yeah, that's what I am seeing so far. I'm not in a hurry to cut further but I will eventually, maybe halve it and then quit, but I also know my body is slow to stabilize and when I do it probably take a while to return. Worth trying though. I was disturbed by a report I read that it has been found that long time Metformin users have been found to be critically low on vitamin b12 and that is a serious issue. It apparently isn't everyone but about 30% but still enough to be concerned about. Also doctors don't check for vitamin b12 deficiency as a rule but I am going to bring this up to my doctor.
I have checked my vitamin B12 fore at least 4 years sinc after starting metformin. It definitely did go down from the metformin. It trended down for a couple of years then stabilized. It's lower, but not too low. You can always add b12 supplements.

I would highly recommend that you ask the Dr to test your B12 to know rather than just stopping the metformin. Assuming you can take metformin, I think there are actually a number of benefits to continue taking it, and then supplementing B12 if you are too low. You should also consider cq10 too if you do.

I added berberine recently on top of the metformin and it has made a difference.

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95 this morning.

Mea culpa: Not sure what possessed me, but decided to have a small piece of hard candy yesterday. Tested right before and was 75. An hour later (and two hours later), 145. Geez. Was a good reminder for me for sure. Trying not to beat myself up about it though.

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94, finally back in the normal range after a cheat of chips and salsa last Saturday.

I read an interesting article recently linking metformin to increased lifespan.

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116, but only because I took some extra Novolog during the night. Was up to 220 about 2 a.m. Don't know what happened. I know I didn't miss any injections. I can only assume that I must have hit one of those fat pockets where there is very poor circulation.

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