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Metformin

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Nometype1andproud, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Nometype1andproud

    Nometype1andproud Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks

    Managed to get my hba1c down from 90 to 63 since going on a pump however I gained over 2 stone in the process, I’ve managed to lose a stone but not happy about the increase as I was obese to start with! Consultant wants me to try metformin again to help with any insulin resistance I probably have due to my weight and said it may help me loose some too.

    I had awful side effects last time so wary of trying again just wondered if anyone else was taking metformin for similar reasons and whether it helped keep the weight off or at least stalled it
     
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  2. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you try the slow release version?

    I was on a metformin double blind trial 4 years ago and think it may have helped a bit (like you I have issues with insulin resistance and weight loss). Unfortunately I never managed to find out whether I was in the metformin or placebo group. Otherwise, low carb prevents weight gain but hasn't done much as regards loss.... (I need to give up cheese and alcohol, I fear.)

    Good luck.
     
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  3. Nometype1andproud

    Nometype1andproud Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I’m in the slow release version I couldn’t tolerate those last time either though. Low carb is defo the way to go and that’s what’s help me lose the stone so far just hope I can tolerate the tablet this time around
     
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    Hi I was just reading your reluctance about metformin and I've been taking metformin for years. It is the safest insulin resistant drug out there and once you get the dose
    Set right it will help you. However it is not a weight loss drug, but holding down weight is a benefit.
     
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