Hi, I was here in 2013 and managed to reverse my type 2 following the Newcastle diet and running. I lost my way and have relapsed in a grand scale. Latest HB1AC was 80, and meter testing has been around 23mmol/l with one day reading 31mmol/l. I’ve been low carb for a week now and down to 17.2mmol/l today. Saw DN & started SR metformin today, 500mg building up to 1000mg per day. GP called yesterday & said I need to get up to 2000mg within a month. Also been given statins for cholesterols. I’ve delayed starting metformin as I was concerned about possible side effects, especially as I had to travel for work!! How soon do the side effects kick in? Hoping to be lucky & not suffer but need to be prepared if it’s going to happen. Also, are those bg readings very high as DN was going to go straight to insulin until I told her how hard I was working in low carb eating. Thanks.