Dear All I was on here earlier this week moaning about my negative experience with Metformin. I had my bloods done yesterday and was told the doc would phone in a week with the results. When I saw the number flash up on my phone I knew it wasn’t good....so here’s goes I last had my BG done in Feb it came back a staggering 84! My GP advised I start Metformin - 500mg once a day. I tried to reduce the figures without it, but ended up caving in and starting the tablets. Unfortunately they are having an awful effect on my stomach and despite switching to the SR formulation, I’m going to have to stop them. Anyway, on to the results and they’re not pretty. ac1 down to 52 which is an improvement, trust me it gets worse from here on in. They also ran a cholesterol check - overall 7.1!! The breakdown, I only held it together long enough to ask Tri - 2.7 HDL - 1.2 LDL - 4.7 They want me to start Statins, which I really don’t want to do. When pressed as to why I didn’t want to take pills, I blurted out that I feel they have a reverse psychology on me - in that I’m left taking all this medication (I’m on BP meds too) so let’s just batter in and eat whatever I like. She actually got it, and said that it made sense to hear it like that, but if that’s the case, what am I going to do about it as looking at the whole picture things aren’t good. I’m obese, inactive & lazy, have high BP, high cholesterol and T2 - apart from that I’m fine... Tell me honestly, is it possible to deal with this with diet and lifestyle changes, no further meds? Am I setting myself up to fail. Of course the whole Covid thing has only reinforced my very real fears. Please go easy on me, I’ve had my bubble and “poor me” moment, now I need to woman up and deal with it.