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Dear all

I have been treating my T2 for six months now. My HbA1c was 6,9 in December and 5,9 in April.

Last week my endo had changed some medications. As my cholesterol is good right now, he asked to stop symvastatin and as I´ve lost some extra weight these months(I have 5'11'. My weight was 176 and now is 154 lbs), he increased Metformin from 2 x 500mg to 2 x 850mg, so I could eat more without spikes.

The problem is that my BG is higher than last week.

My fasting increased from 94-98 to 120. After 2 hours, eating exactly the same thing, increased from 140-150 to 170-190.

I´ve called my endo today and he said me it can be a transition and to wait another week to see the results.

I am worried about that and don´t know if it makes sense at all. What do you think?

Thank you.

Fabio
 

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And are you indeed eating more? I think I'd stick to my previous way-of-eating until I was sure what the metformin is doing. You haven't changed WHAT you eat, right? You can just eat more?
 

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I've never found that more metformin allowed me to eat more carbs. Since metformin works in the liver not the pancreas it really doesn't allow you to eat more carbs at meals and still keep bgs low. I take 3 x 850 of metformin and still have to eat very low carb , 30-40 a day to keep bgs close to 100. How many carbs are you eating at a meal.
 

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I am sorry, but I think I mispressed myself about my diet. I didn´t changed my diet yet. I have been eating basically the same amount of the same things.

For example, 3 weeks ago, I ate a lettuce/tomato/cucumber salad and 3 slices of home made garlic pizza. After 2 hours my BG was 138. Next day my fasting was 96.
Last Saturday I ate a lettuce/tomato salad and 3 slices of exactly the same pizza that my wife did. After 2 hours my BG was 180 and my fasting next morning was 119.

So, my diet is basically the same, but after Metformin was increase my readings are higher.

Tks. Fabio
 

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Your bg must have been higher last Saturday when you began eating than it was 3 weeks ago when you ate the same food. If I want to find out how much a certain food raises my bg, I test just before eating, then 2 hrs. after.
 
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