Is it necessary to up the amount of metformin I take?

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c.chestnut
Answered 9 months ago    reply

This is something you should consult your doctor about


Donald_Felton58
Answered 9 months ago    reply

No way I or anyone else can specifically answer this for you. This is best to discuss with your dr who can take other factors into consideration.

Dr Bernstein discusses metformin use in his book and this section has some pretty good discussion points to consider.

http://www.diabetes-book.com/typical-protocols/

y_clement84
Answered 9 months ago

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Donald_Felton58
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Clement

A lot of times, like in my case, the Dr will start us off on a minimal dose and gradually increase it. Two reasons for this that I’m aware of.

First, gradually increasing the dose over several weeks reduces the chance of stomach issues.

Second, gradually increasing the dose allows one to find the smallest dose that is necessary to reach a target. Law of Small Numbers.

y_clement84
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I just read the attachment lol. My b.s. are good my a1c is 5.0 I didn't know if your body builds up tolerance to it

Donald_Felton58
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Clement in the contrary. If you reduce the demand for insulin you’ll give the pancreas a break and allow some restored function. Lower glucose levels with lower insulin levels plus weight loss may allow cells to become more insulin sensitive. More likely to be able to reduce dosage.


welltodo.magpie
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I was started off on insulin & 2 met. Twice a day. I had to stop taking the second dose due to it causing a diverticulitis flare.


V_Cottle98
Answered 9 months ago

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y_clement84
Answered 9 months ago    reply

My a1c is 5.0 I was wondering if it's something that everybody has to do over time

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sad_spoon
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Consult Dr, dangerous to much


jsilcox
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I'm wondering why you're asking that question. At what time of day does your blood sugar tend to be high? Have you made the necessary changes to what you eat? I know I'm a couch potato, but when I walk for a half hour my blood sugar goes down. From what I've read, the medicine does eventually stop working so it best that you make those changes to give yourself a chance. Good luck!

y_clement84
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clegg.georgine53
Answered 9 months ago    reply

My doctor said at my last visit if my blood glucose numbers continue to improve or at least stay where they are, she will look at reducing my Metformin. I am only willing to reduce my morning pill at this time. I am currently taking 1000mg morning and 1000 night. My fbs is finally starting to be normal and I don’t want to chance it going higher.


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