From everything I've read, Metformin is a really good and benign drug, if you can tolerate it. I could, some people can't. Try it and see. It is particularly good on helping to lower insulin resistance, wh if you are Type 2 is your basic problem. Low carb is brilliant (I find), and exercise and intermittent fasting are very effective, but I would take Met if I were you. It has no hidden sinister side. If it doesn't suit you, it will give you digestive hell. I was later Dx Type 1 but even tho I am on insulin, am considering asking to go back on Met as well. It makes insulin go further.