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Type 2 Can I take 2 x Metformin without the ok from my Doctor?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by john5220, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    For most Type 2 even whole meal and sweet potatoes push up our BG. It might take a bit longer but the results the same. Chia, flax, and even sunflower seeds I can only have very moderately.
    The only way to know for sure is to use your meter to test.
     
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  2. achike

    achike Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I strongly support and recommend low carbohydrate diet with minimal medication.

    But remember that many of we medical doctors don't practice what we advice just like the Priests. That is the reality of life.

    Low carb diet is good but I don't have the discipline and hence use regular exercise plus what I mentioned in my last posting.

    Diabetes remains a complex condition manifesting in various ways in different people. What works for one might not work for another.

    Is better to have good diabetic care professionals for guidance but eventually you must monitor and study your body. All diabetics able to control their blood sugar are like "mini doctors or nurses".

    Sent from my E6683 using DCUK Forum mobile app
     
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  3. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Initially, I simply stopped eating things like this, as I went on a low calorie diet, ate less of everything, and lost a lot of weight that way.
     
  4. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    If I could I would change my title from Mbaker to 80/20 rule. The context of this is that if you are in the 80 (the side that can get excellent control or reversal), then the tools at your disposal are diet, exercise, fasting, lifestyle, drugs, meditation, sleep, stress management and perhaps a few other things. LCHF works well for T2, as it is truly sustainable and for meat / fish eaters an option other than RAW. Diet is the biggest and most important key, exercise adds about 20% if you mix cardio and resistance training. Fasting mixed with diet and exercise will again get you to your goals quicker. I would suggest that if you can do these (diet, exercise and fasting) you may not need drugs and your blood pressure should (80/20 rule) improve. So yes we are all different, but I would say most controlled T2's do at least one of the three in brackets.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Looks safe cuz it's "brown". But so does a gun concealed in a briefcase... ;)
     
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  6. john5220

    john5220 · Well-Known Member

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    Guys do you think I could take 2X 500mg Metforming without consulting my doctor?

    Reason i ask is because in my country I get 60 free metforming 500mg a month so I end up throwing out 30 every month. I assume they give me 60 a month because thats what most people use?

    Do I have to go back to the doctor to find out if I could take 1000mg metforming a day?
     
  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, you should go back to your GP for his advice, as the majority of the members on this forum including me do not have a medical degree to safely advise you.
     
  8. john5220

    john5220 · Well-Known Member

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    I just don't know why I should go back and pay him more money to tell me if I could take 1000mg

    Whats the worst that could happen if I take 1000mg? yesterday I took 500mg mid day and 500mg in the night and I am still alive.
     
  9. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I do not know what will happen to you long term, you might be alive today but you could go into some kind of toxic shock or something from the overdose.

    See your GP and be safe.
     
  10. john5220

    john5220 · Well-Known Member

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    ok I will check him.
     
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