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I'm a 37 year old 5' 11'' 165 lb male. I am in very good health. I went for a routine physical 3 weeks ago and discovered I have diabetes. My BG was averaging in the 200-300 range (confirmed with two blood tests). No insulin antibodies present. My Ac1 came back 8.1. My doctor diagnosed me with classic Type 2 and put me on 500mg of Metformin twice a day. As a footnote...I am a healthy eater...well I WAS a healthy eater for a NON-diabetic.

Once I got the diagnosis I radically changed my diet so as to be eating the best food possible. I cut my BC by 120 points. The doctor explained to me that this is because I started taking the metformin.

I have been away on a long planned vacation and while away my doctors partner called me and said my last blood test came in (we were waiting on the insulin test). She informed me that my insulin test came back negative. I am not producing any insulin. She told me to keep taking the metformin and they would see me at my scheduled appointment in March. I only have three weeks of diabetes education but this sounds completely wrong to me. Any thoughts?

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Yes thats completely wrong. If you are showing no insulin production, get to a proper doctor as soon as you can. You need to be on insulin as soon as possible. Whats strange they say no insulin production but didn't want you to come in as soon as possible. And yet you dropped your BG levels by 120, but if you were not producing any insulin I don't think this would be possible.
 

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Welcome to the forum. We are glad you are here. I hope you come around often and learn from the fantastic people we have around here.
I think that you need to see a doctor that specializes in diabetes and diabetes treatment. You need to find out what is going on for sure. If you are not producing any insulin at all (this can be determined by several blood tests), taking Metformin will not help you at all.
 

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Hello and welcome, Lathe . . . as has already been stated, if your pancreas is producing NO insulin, the metformin won't help you and you'll have no ability to lower your blood sugar with diet or anything else. Your docs are apparently in way over their heads. See an endocrinologist immediately.
 

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hello and welcome, lathe . . . As has already been stated, if your pancreas is producing no insulin, the metformin won't help you and you'll have no ability to lower your blood sugar with diet or anything else. Your docs are apparently in way over their heads. See an endocrinologist immediately.
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Hi,

I'm a 37 year old 5' 11'' 165 lb male. I am in very good health. I went for a routine physical 3 weeks ago and discovered I have diabetes. My BG was averaging in the 200-300 range (confirmed with two blood tests). No insulin antibodies present. My Ac1 came back 8.1. My doctor diagnosed me with classic Type 2 and put me on 500mg of Metformin twice a day. As a footnote...I am a healthy eater...well I WAS a healthy eater for a NON-diabetic.

Once I got the diagnosis I radically changed my diet so as to be eating the best food possible. I cut my BC by 120 points. The doctor explained to me that this is because I started taking the metformin.

I have been away on a long planned vacation and while away my doctors partner called me and said my last blood test came in (we were waiting on the insulin test). She informed me that my insulin test came back negative. I am not producing any insulin. She told me to keep taking the metformin and they would see me at my scheduled appointment in March. I only have three weeks of diabetes education but this sounds completely wrong to me. Any thoughts?

Lathe
Hello Lathe and :welcome: to the forum. If you are not making any insulin, that is not a good sign. You might want to call your doctor and ask them about that blood test again. How are your fasting and other blood test results? You might benefit from seeing an endocrinologist. Let us know what is going on and how you are doing. There is a wealth of information here on the forum. Visit often and take care.
 

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That is important. What are your tests showing?
 

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Ok everyone here is the update. My BG is still idling around 95-120. (Diet and Metformin) I went to my PCP and got my insulin test.

It reads:

*INSULIN <2 (insulin analogues may demonstrate non-linear cross-reactivity in this assay)

Then he hand wrote on the results..."no insulin 0-test"

He isnt reachable...but I'm taking these results to my endocrinologist today.

So...what do you think?

Lathe
 

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I really dont know...its hard to believe that diet and metformin alone would keep your blood sugar in a normal range unless you are producing some insulin. Please...let us know what the endocrinologist says.
 
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