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Type 1 & metformin

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by PeterHud, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. PeterHud

    PeterHud Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi

    Not posted for a while but things going well and readings between 5 to 7 most of the time.
    On humalog and ratio is 1:20 carbs. Use levimir twice daily.

    Diabetic nurse also putting me on 500mg modified release Metformin tablets - 1 a day starting next week
    Any other type 1 also taking Metformin with insulin. Seems odd to me.

    My humalog ratio changing to 1:30 carbs as well.

    Have to keep an eye on any side effects and hope this isn't going to interfere with drinking as well .
     
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    I am only using Fiasp so cannot help you.
    But I wondered what was the reason your nurse gave if your readings are between 5 and 7.

    I think there are others with t1 taking metformin.
     
  3. PeterHud

    PeterHud Type 2 · Active Member

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    It's still a bit confusing to me .... Learning everyday

    Sometimes my readings go down to the lower 5s and when out walking and drinking and eating I rarely need insulin at all. I do alot of walking .

    One minute she says I could be on honeymoon period and next they say I could be type 2 but don't need to loose weight or I will be invisible ... They cannot figure me out
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi peter im type1 and take metformin 3 500mg times a day with meals although it doesnt do nothing for my bgs it does make my insulin work more efficiently as im very insulin sensitive/resistant if i dont take it my levels go off the charts regardless of how much insulin i take its mad but it works
     
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  5. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not on metformin and my glucose levels are fine on insulin but I do recall my Consultant saying to me at one appointment that it may be prudent to be on metformin as well for 'heart health purposes'. I didn't know what he meant and I wasn't put on it. I'm guessing he means metformin protects against heart disease??? Not sure though.
     
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