Metformin can have an effect for 1 to 6 weeks after it is stopped, so I wonder just how long she was off Metformin when she wrote this.Doesn't Richard use met also? I didn't realise "double diabetes" was that rare. But my questions are the same as Frank's - what happened to the IR?
Not sure I follow you Linda? I read that she had gone down to 30-80g carbs per days and that after her improvement with the Metformin (lower A1c and reduced insulin) she then...I was just looking at the "eat more carbs!" aspect ...
I don't see her saying what level of carbs she returned to but as a Type 1 I'm not sure it is the same Glucose Intolerance issue that we might see with a Type 2.slowly introduced carbohydrates back into [her] diet, starting with very small portions at dinnertime only.
I did experiment and go off of Metformin for about a month.jwags, heck, I myself am on 2000mg a day of metformin, with no idea whether it is helping or not ... I might experiment with going off or lowering it, but I am having enough enough fun with my insulin, for now ...
Same here...no significant issues when I first started and I decided to go with the ER (1500mg a day) just to make sure. Just had Ha1c done on Wed. and the doctor said if it's still at 5.2 then I can go down to the 500 mg 2x day. I hate to rock the boat though. I'm concerned that if we drop the dosage, my bs readings will go up. I don't know if there's any real benefit of taking less Metformin at this point, except if it's doing damage to my liver like someone mentioned.Josh you might still wish to try it sometime -- I never had even a peep from it, in side effects! And I started out on the rapid release, max dose, too!
Not pushing it, just saying, keep an open mind, it may help sometimes.
Just wanted to add....I went off the Met at the suggestion from my Dr. She said since I was type 1 I really didn't need it. I explained to her that I had went off of it briefly before and had the prob of insulin resistance and she just looked at me like it was all in my head. :drama:I did experiment and go off of Metformin for about a month.
I found I was more resistant to my insulin even with a low carb diet. So much so that I went back on it.
As far as carbs go....the more I eat the fatter I get.