Cut a long story short!! 11 weeks ago I was admitted to hospital with blood levels of 18.8-25.4, had a shot of insulin (humulin m3) had to go back the following day for more tests and another shot of insulin. The tests came back type 2 although the tests were for type 1!! I have been on 19 units of insulin daily (injection) for all of the 11 weeks. Went to see the doctor at hospital today and he want to put me on metformin as well as the insulin, I did ask him why but thinking about it now I don’t understand why and what the metfofmin will actually do along side the insulin? Does anybody know? I left a message for the nurse to phone back tomorrow but if anybody knows why in the mean time it would help me relax a bit!! He also wanted me to stop the insulin but due to other issues and medication change for psoriasis because of the diabetes I said I didn’t want another change of meds. He has also signed me back over to the GP, is this normal? Many thanks Moderator note: This thread contains merged content.