I am literally starting my tablets this morning 500mg with breakfast for 1 week then slowly increasing. I wanted to try and control my BS by diet only ideally. I have read numerous issues etc regarding this medication so not looking forward to this... I am training really hard at the moment I am running 10km daily in total it's 5km to the gym and 5km back with an hour of weights in the meantime, I have lost 6lbs so far I have cut out my starchy carbs and have changed all my red meat to lean meat only... I haven't been diagnosed a type yet I have more blood tests on Thursday regarding this so results will follow shortly after that my fingers, legs, arms and eyes are crossed for 2 but we will see... Does the medication promote weight gain? As I am currently training to lose the extra timber I seem to be carrying around?