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  1. New Member Introductions
    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...
  2. Diabetes Treatment
    I was diagnosed mid January with an a1c of 7.8. The doctor put me on 500 mg Metformin twice a day, and I first had some gastro upset, but now I'm horribly constipated and have started a glass of sunfiber a day. Now, my appetite. Before the metformin, I could eat a horse, and then a pizza. I...
  3. Diabetes Forum Lounge
    Hello members, My mom who is 48 yrs is suffering from diabetes since last 4 years. but up until now since couple of months her diabetes are in control. However 10 days ago, she suffered from mild Urinary Tract Infection because she was urinating more frequently than normal so, I suggested her to...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I 63 years young and was diagnosed with diabetes in 1995. It has been a cycle of trying various meds over the years and those that seemed to work well were extremely expensive. My last A1c was 8.3 up from 7.9, three months ago. I was taking Meformin 1000 mg twice a day and Humulin...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I have been taking 3x500mg Metformin for more than 10 years. During all those years my diabetes has been under control A1c <6%. In fact, when I started taking it it was more as precaution, to inhibit progress, rather than necessary. In the last couple of years, however, I've suffered from acute...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi. I'm a 48 yo female and was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, but the doctor said "just barely" and that my number was 5.6. I don't know what that is. Can someone tell me what that means? Also, my dr. prescribed Metformin HCL 1000 mg 2x a day. I read through everything the pharmacy gave...
  7. Diabetes Forum Lounge
    Not even sure where to begin on this... without writing an extremely long series of paragraphs... but, here goes.. my life is no where near stable.. I am not working.. I was receiving assistance from the state to get my meds, and money to meet my basic needs.. I was in school for my High school...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I am a new diabetic. diagnosed last week. i am going to start metformin tonight. i have read nothing but bad things about it. how soon will i start feeling side effects? i was in ketoacidosis and felt like crap, in the hospital for 5 days. i left the hospital and was put on insulin in which i...
  9. New Member Introductions
    A little background - I am 30 years old, have no family history of diabetes, and my BMI has been in the "overweight" (I did hit low-obese at 2 points pre diets) range pretty much the past 10 years. I just had a baby 3 months ago and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 24 weeks and was...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi, My name is Chris. I've had Type 2 for about 15 years now and for the majority of those years really never took it seriously. I did try to watch what I ate. Tried to exercise as often as I could. I took the medication I was prescribed (Actos) and thought I'd be fine. Well, last year I...
  11. Diabetes Treatment
    I'm so glad I found this forum. I have spent a lot of time reading and learning, since starting insulin about a month ago. Question: my doc stopped my glimepiride and started me on Lantus and Novolog. She continued the Januvia, and the DM Educator I went to said I should stay on it, too...
  12. Diabetes News
    Metformin that is excreted ends up in fresh water (same as many other drugs, caffeine etc) and can cause male fish to become 'intersex' and produce eggs. Whew. Of course it may be a drug-drug interaction thing, just as in humans. Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of...
  13. Diabetes Treatment
    Would like to know why my Dr. tells me that I will gain weight if I switch to Insulin. I would rather be on Insulin + metformin instead of the Janumet XR 50/1000mg x 2 each morning. He tells me that I will gain weight, is that really true? Will I be able to eat LCHF & keep the 60 lbs I lost...
  14. New Member Introductions
    I am hypothyroid , with extreme fatigue and sleepiness i sleep for 15 hours a day , My thyroid function is perfect according to the blood results , i have been hypothyroid for 4 years . My fasting and post prandial blood sugar is normal , hb1ac 5.6 , howeever my fasting insuling is bit elevated...
  15. Diabetes Treatment
    I had a biometric screening and my bg was at 190 two months ago. A month later, I went to the Dr. and my bg was at 206 and my Ac1 was 8.9. My doctor told me to take two Metformin at breakfast and dinner (500 mg) and to eat low carb, low fat. I ignored his advice and went on LCHF. I'm 6'4"...
  16. Diabetes Treatment
    So I saw my Dr. yesterday. The Janumet was working, but still needed something else. I asked for basal insulin (levemir) + metformin. Answer was "do you want to gain weight"? Me: No, of corse not, I thought that the metformin would offset the weight gain aspect of insulin. Well the answer...
  17. Diabetes Treatment
    Anyone using this combo? Any side effects? Does this work for you?
  18. Diabetes Treatment
    So, as I posted last week, my doc told me to just end the Metformin on June 4th (Wednesday) when he saw my fasting numbers were hovering around the mid-80's... I thought long and hard and posted here for advice and decided to just back off on the dose. First few days I backed off from 2 of the...
  19. Diabetes News
    From Science Digest, news about metformin & aging. Of course, it's just worms so we humans should assume this has zero relevance for us, a step forward in understanding how metformin works or anything else except about wormy physiology. Not sure why I'm posting the link, now that I think about...
  20. New Member Introductions
    :confused: Hi, my name is Nikki and I'm new here. I was diagnosed pre-diabetic a few months ago with an A1-C of 5.5. I am over weight and have no idea what to eat. I'm learning slowly! My main questions are about Metformin. I started off at 500 mg twice a day, now the Dr has increased me to 1000...
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