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Been awhile…… well Metformin was making me sick so Dr tried Glimepiride and seemed ok but my fasting glucose was climbing. So he said try Metformin again so I did 750 l twice a day. So my glucose went from 190’s back to 171 a few days ago.
but it’s starting to give me the runs again. so I am going to try one pill a day with 2 pills e dry other day. Last two A1C’s were 8.6 a giant jump up for no reason From 6.i
next A1C couple weeks. You won’t believe this….. but I tried a Wawa smootie split with my wife and my energy level picks right up and I feel good. Go figure….maybe sugar giving me energy. while taking 750 twice a day the only way I can go somewhere is eat nothing.
 

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Thanks for the update, Ratter51.

If what you eat has not, in fact, changed, then I think your numbers are climbing because your pancreas is either not supplying the insulin your body needs to maintain healthy levels of blood sugar -- or it is and the cells in your body are so resistant to insulin by now that they can't use what your pancreas is supplying. Your pancreas is still working, though, so your body is using sugar for energy, and that's why you feel better after the Wawa smoothie. A1cs in the 8s, however, and fasting blood glucose readings in the 170s, though, indicate that cells are being damaged. I'm sure your doctor will be watching those numbers closely.

The Metformin you're taking: is that the regular stuff or the Extended Release (ER) version?
 
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Thanks. You may have mentioned the variety before but I know you've changed some meds. Already taking ER removes one of the easier ways of addressing the gastric issues some people have with Metformin.
 

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Trying the one Metformin a day and two every other day. I’ll see how it goes. The Dr. Says stay indoors in AC on 90 degree days and he said stay out of the sun. It’s impossible to stay out of the sun. I think for people who have A1C
of 9 or 10 for type 2 then they give insulin. Dr also said many people never need insulin.
 

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Checked back my last A1C was June 8.6 The last two actually. Been back on Metformin twice a day was gonna take it every other day but sticking with twice a day. I hope I don’t have to take this forever. The good thing is no signs of damage I’m aware of. Feet are fine only issue is I get tired to easily to fast. dr appointment tmrw gonna ask him to check my heart. Should not be getting tired so much or quick. I’ll be 69 in Sept. hope everyone I’d doing fine with their type 2
 

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You're trending in the right direction! And it's a good thing that you're not seeing the classic signs of long-term diabetes.

But definitely get that tiredness checked out! I'm over 60 and I know I've lost a few steps, but a sudden change? That deserves investigation.
 

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Definitely get the heart checked. If something going on, better to find and fix now than waiting for more signs to show up.
 
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