Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Start Here > New Member Introductions

New Member Introductions Please start by introducing yourself to the rest of our community. We would be grateful if you could tell us a little bit about yourself and your experiences with Diabetes. The main aim of our community is to share experiences, knowledge and help increase the understanding and awareness of Diabetes. The introductions forum is a great place to start with the community. ■ RulesGetting Started With

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By mbuster


Closed Thread
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 08-12-2017, 22:37   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2016

Post Newbie

Hi, I'm 52 years old and live in New Hampshire. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in early 2016. I currently take Metformin XR. Last year in July I was diagnosed with a cholesterol granuloma benign cyst in my skull near my temporal lobe that required surgery. While I was in the hospital they put me on insulin instead of my metformin. I had been working very hard to try to get my bg under control, but it's been a nightmare since my surgery. I've been having some complications and was just released from being an inpatient with a suspected CSF leak. They couldn't find anything emergent, so they sent me home to monitor my symptoms. They had me on insulin again in the hospital and now I'm back on my metformin, but my bg readings are still all over the place. My PCP has been made aware of these crazy bg numbers and said things should stabilize. My question is how long does it take for my metformin to start working again? This may be the wrong place to ask this, but it's part of my introduction.

Carmel65 is offline  
Old 08-13-2017, 03:18   #2
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 1,125

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2016

825 likes received
478 likes given

Welcome my friend... Pull up a seat and stick around. I am 100% sure that there are people here who will be able to narrow down your question and help you get the information you need. I do not take metformin so I can not intelligently answer your questions


I will ask that you start to get some information about diabetes and maybe attack it from a different point of view.

You say that you are working very hard to get your condition under control and I am 100% sure you are as per the doctors orders...

but what if there is a better way for you to try to get your condition under control....

Please watch this video and come back with any questions you might have.

If you remove carbs from your body for a length of time, you will more than likely find your BG go down on its own.

I went from 396BG to 75BG in 5 weeks without any medication. Look at the links in my signature, watch the video and let us know if you have any questions

I am sure there will be some folks come by to give you advice on the medformin

we are here to help, guide, advise or just listen if you need us

Here are some good starting points to read

Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate a tried and true testing method lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
hftmrock is offline  
Old 08-13-2017, 16:35   #3
mbuster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Arkansas
Posts: 9,363

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in Feb. 2012

11311 likes received
6596 likes given

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Sorry to hear of the problems you've experienced. As far as the cyst, did they have any idea of probable cause? The cysts are thought to be an inflammatory immune system response. Do you have chronically high cholesterol numbers?

The cyst, possibly being the result of an immune system response, could mean other things could be affected, thyroid function, pancreas function, etc. Has your doctor tested to see if you have antibodies that indicate your pancreas has lost its ability to produce sufficient insulin? There are like five different test that can be used to determine if you have actually may now be a type 1 instead of type 2?

The CSF leak could have resulted from the surgery. I have no experience with either the cyst or CSF, I just did a quick google search and read on each on a Cedars-Sinai and Mount Sinai hospital sites. Your doctors overseeing the treatment of the cyst should be the most able to have definitive information about anything related to it.

Are you having to take any medications as a result of the cyst or the CSF? Some medications can cause BG to go up. Are you taking meds for anything else? The metformin is said to take time to build up and do its job, I have sometimes wondered if that is really true, because sometimes its gastric discomfort side effects take little time at all in some people.

Hope you can get answers soon and get your BG numbers less crazy and controlled. Please ask all the questions you want, someone here may be able to better respond, related to experiences they have had.

VeeJay likes this.
Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.2 (02/2020)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
65 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

updated 10/12/2020
mbuster is offline  
Closed Thread

insulin, introduction, metformin, surgery

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
another newbie emja New Member Introductions 4 08-14-2013 06:51
Hello one more newbie...!! Addison New Member Introductions 5 03-28-2013 01:44
Another Newbie BehaviorMod New Member Introductions 3 03-21-2013 17:51
Newbie daywalker New Member Introductions 9 03-17-2013 01:23
Newbie Minnie New Member Introductions 3 02-25-2013 03:46

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:19.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.