Hi All, I was recently diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes and promptly put on Metformin (1 * 500mg twice daily). Waiting to get on a T2 education course...and that is it really as far as the support goes. I'm thinking to get on the Atkins Diet (used previously to drop 56 lbs) and get testing as this combo appears to be a good way to control blood glucose and hence bring down the HbA1c over time. Am I being naive, or is Metformin just an appetite suppressant? If so, is it worth bothering with (since I'm able to portion control my meals)? The side effects seem pretty grim for what appears to be a pointless medication. Cheers.