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Old 08-28-2015, 13:02   #71
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Maximum dosage of regular Metformin is 2550 mg per day. The extended release version is 2000 mg per day.

'Cheats' usually make BG worse, even into the next day. Tell us more in your introductory thread.

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While on the Topic of Metformin which I started taking 2 years ago just curious if over time if some people Have had to increase their dosage. I take 500 mg twice daily with a meal and seems my numbers are a little higher than usual although have pretty much stayed with my Low Carb Diet with a bit of cheating now and then but not often.
HramS.....perhaps you should post this on another thread so as not to hijack this thread?

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Hello all, well i got the results from my doctor.
These numbers are from 3 months ago, to last week
A1C 12.5 to 6.2
Cholesterol 242 to 203
triglycerides 400 to 274

The doc has decreased my insulin glargine from 60 to 50 units in the morning. and bumped up my metformin from 1000mg a day to 2000mg. I think he is trying to see if i can get off of insulin, of course, in the long run i am sure.

My cholesterol and triglycerides are one thing i never even thought about, and now i am determined to get that back in order. one day at a time.

This whole ordeal is a bit depressing.

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Old 09-11-2015, 05:41   #74
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You've done well, and I hope eventually you'll come to see it as a wake-up call that helps you make better choices to maintain good health for the rest of your life. Getting adapted in the beginning is a PIA, but it becomes rote before too long, and many of us enjoy this lifestyle now, especially when our A1c, cholesterol and other vital signs look so much better!

Congrats on your improved numbers!




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WOW - that's a great improvement... and in just 3 months? You should be patting yourself on the back (we are!).

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No need to feel depressed, you're making huge strides and progress so a big kudos to you

Before long you'll look back and amaze yourself at how far you've come. It does get much easier, I promise!!

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Well done, you are now taking control of your disease! That is a big win!

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