My name is David 64 yrs old, and I tried to conrol my BGL the past 3 years with diet and exercise. However my BGL started on the increase a couple of months ago so I recently had blood tests and the A1c (not sure if this is correct but its the 3 month test) was 8.1. So my doctor put me on 500mg metformin twice per day. I find the metformin causes upset stomach and loss of appetite. I did not follow the proper diet and now its time to start. I made an appointment today to visit the diabetic clinic. So I am here to learn, and appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.