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type 1 on metformin

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ronialive, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. ronialive

    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I have had my Metformin changed to slow release. instead of having 2 twice a day they have changed it to 4 at night. Is this normal as I am a little anxious
    I pump Hypurin porcine neutral.
     
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    jane12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you are type 1 why are you on meteor in?
     
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    jane12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Or even metformin!
     
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    Flakey Bake Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Metformin can help type 1 who are insulin resistant, or those who have both type of diabetes (the dreaded double-diabetes). I take Metformin has really help me keep my BG more stable and reduce my insulin requirments.
     
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  5. Flakey Bake

    Flakey Bake Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was on slow release metformin a while back and it was 2 tablets a day ( a total of 1 gram metformin SR, which was the maximum dose). I personally would check the amount of the amount of drug per tablet and read the instructions leaflet that comes in the pack. I would just check that 4 tablets is not more than maximum dose per day. However I am a worry wart about these things.
     
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  6. jane12

    jane12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's bad luck!
     
  7. ronialive

    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    because people who are type one can develop insulin resistance just like the rest of society. It is mor elikely the longer you are on injections- so after 43 years it is quite normal for a type one.
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, I was also under the impression that metformin might also be be more common for type 1 ladies with PCOS, trying to get pregnant or already pregnant.
     
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    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    it is used for that for any people and not connected with diabetes treatment in that case.
     
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    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    having checked- thanks the maximum dose is indeed 2000mg so the 4 tablets I have been put on. It is exactly the same as non SR but just all given at the same time. Is anyone else on this dose?
     
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    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jane- are you on slow release and did it help?

    I was on normal 2 3 times a day (which was recommended dose when I started). My new consutant changed me to twice a day as she said side effects were better and I noticed a massive change in blood sugars dropping 1000mg a day. Now I am going to SR as the stomach problems were too great as put on orlistat also. Hoping that I will be able to tolerate both.
     
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