Good morning all, I have been away from the forum for awhile but just had to come back, I have been T2 for 6yrs now and can not tolerate metformin so was given Glucophage sr. Well let me tell you a little story.... I have really bad diarrhea all the time, i take loperamide as standard( i buy cheap over counter ones) I have had tests for other stomach issues, cameras both ends! consultant says it IBS and med intolerance. I got to the stage I wouldn't plan going out for fear of not being near a loo and used pads for safety, I was always checking where nearest toilet was out in town, Anyway back in March I had a bad case of the flu, five weeks of it, so didn't feel like eating much so stopped meds! I know I am a bad person(slap on the hand) Da da diarrhea stopped completely, I hadn't felt so well in months, I also started Low carbing, I have lost 1 stone in weight. Well 3 months later I suddenly started going for a pee constantly and developed thrush, really bad itch, stupid me never associated it with my diabetes. Then I was browsing here and lightbulb moment.... my symptoms became clear my diabetes was out of control!!! I have not been to my GP about this yet but I have tested my bg and last night it was wait for it... 21.1 OMG I have never been that high! This morning down to 17.5, I feel very well but have now gone back on meds, will see how it goes over the next few days. I will be going to GP to get off any metformin drug as it is ruining my lifestyle.