Id be interested in thoughts from people. I was newly diagnosed with type 2 in February. Through following low carb diet and exercise i am now getting regular meter readings in the 5's and 6's. However im still testing out foods and get the odd spikes as i did with porridge today when i went to 10.2! My initial thoughts were to try and do as much with diet and exercise. I try and take as little medication in all others areas of my life. However the GP has asked me to consider Metformin. I have a friend who is also type 2 who is on metformin and another drug which escapes me. He says the metformin will help counter the spikes so i dont need to be such a facist wit the low low carbs. But im worried that if i start the drug now at 41 it will be a slippery slope requiring more and more drugs for the rest of my life. How long have people been in metformin for without increasing the dose?