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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Dj75, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Dj75

    Dj75 · Member

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    What dose of metformin are people on?
     
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  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I was on 1 x 500 mg twice a day, I no longer take them now though.
     
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  3. Dj75

    Dj75 · Member

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    How come you dont take them anymore?
     
  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Because my hba1c has been in 34 mmol;/mol region for the past six tests, and my GP says I am have excellent diabetic control so I stopped taken them three months ago.

    If I lived in the UK I would be in remission, they do not use that wording here according to my GP and Diabetes Queensland.

    Edit: Bit dyslexic in the last sentence...
     
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    #4 Tipetoo, Aug 15, 2019 at 11:24 PM
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  5. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    None - I was put on Metformin straight from diagnosis, but it made me so ill combined with Atorvastatin I threw it away.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    None, elected to try and wrangle control with diet first - and it works
     
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  8. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I never had any gut / stomach / scouring problems with either Metformin normal or XR versions, I started off with XR but they were in short supply so took the normal ones till the supply sorted it self out.
     
  9. JoKalsbeek

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

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    None... It made me so ill I looked for alternatives. On LCHF and later Keto & IF, I've been in the normal range for about 3 years.
     
  10. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    None and have had normal levels since coming off statins approx 6 years ago.
     
  11. Dj75

    Dj75 · Member

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    Thats great well done
     
  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you, it will be interesting to see what my next hba1c test results are in the beginning of next month are.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    3 * 500 mg.
    Contemplating increasing medication 11 years after diagnosis.
     
  14. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    2 X 1,000 mg. It supposed to lower the amount of sugar produced in the liver, and increase the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin.

    I don't always see signs of the first claim, I think I'm right in saying that the dawn phenomena is the liver putting glucose into the blood stream. Can't tell about the second claim although I've had three insulin resistance test which have shown it changes. I would need to do the test again, while taking and then not taking to confirm.

    I had horrendous problems with metformin in the early days (1997 - 2002). I was put on Rosiglitazone instead, an even bigger disaster. Put back on Metformin and it's nowhere near as bad although I also lowered my carbs which may have had an effect?
     
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    pixie1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    None, don't need them. Cutting out the carbs, upped the fat does the trick.
     
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    Started on 3x 500g per day but now on 2 per day
     
  17. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Same for me 3x 500 mg a day.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    2 x 500 mg twice a day.
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Was never offered meds, just told to try diet control.
     
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