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1000 mg 2 times vs 500 mg 4 times?


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Old 01-08-2013, 19:57   #1
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If im supposed to be on 1000 mg of metformin hcl, is there a difference really if i was to take 500 mg 4 times a day vs 1000 2 times, because thats what im doing.

Im taking 500 mg 4 times instead.

I haven't tried taking 1000 because im simply being stubborn about it i guess.

Im taking fenugreek, natures way blood sugar, milk thistle, cinamon

Ill take metformin, 15 min later, eat, 15 min later, taking a fenugreek, cinnamon capsule, vitamin c, multi

No my blood sugar has yet to go under 300 unless the day before i ate no sugar.

Im still addicted to corn flakes, frosted flakes and rice crispies with real sugar. Usually eat that before bed, but don't know why.

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If im supposed to be on 1000 mg of metformin hcl, is there a difference really if i was to take 500 mg 4 times a day vs 1000 2 times, because thats what im doing.

Im taking 500 mg 4 times instead.

I haven't tried taking 1000 because im simply being stubborn about it i guess.

Im taking fenugreek, natures way blood sugar, milk thistle, cinamon

Ill take metformin, 15 min later, eat, 15 min later, taking a fenugreek, cinnamon capsule, vitamin c, multi

No my blood sugar has yet to go under 300 unless the day before i ate no sugar.

Im still addicted to corn flakes, frosted flakes and rice crispies with real sugar. Usually eat that before bed, but don't know why.
nope. They often prescribe the 500 tabs at first so you can work your way up without side effects.

The half-life is such that you definitely can take them only TWICE per day x 1000.

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lol yes, i noticed from my reading today of 230 vs being over 300

1 night of no rice crispies with sugar make that much of a difference?

wow

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Try going 3-4 days without carbs and your glucose numbers will tumble. In December my fasting was over 300 and within a week of no carbs it was in the normal range. This has worked for me before but I fell off the wagon. I've been on medication with diet changes and the Dr says he will reduce the meds if numbers stay good. You can do it, lay off the carbs, all of them, and add some exercise if you can.

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lol yes, i noticed from my reading today of 230 vs being over 300

1 night of no rice crispies with sugar make that much of a difference?

wow
You will be amazed at how much a difference it will make cutting your carbs. I personally would do it slow and easy. The carb flu sucks and can happen if you just cut them out all at once. Think of your body as withdrawing from them. It can also cause a drastic drop in your BS numbers making you feel hypo even when your not called a false hypo. It's your body reacting to lower numbers as it has become accustomed to the high numbers.

Just search around the forum for what we eat. You can also go to www.dietdoctor.com/lchf for lists of safe foods

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