Hello Gabir. Welcome to HealingWell. I cannot comment on these medications because I do not take them (and I am not a doctor) but your blood sugar levels are rather high and need to be in much better control. Perhaps this is why your doctor wants to change your medication. However, you also say that you don't always take your metformin, only sometimes. Does your doctor know this? You must take these meds everyday as prescribed for them to work correctly! Continued elevated blood sugar levels can damage our organs, including the heart and kidneys, over time. This is why you need to have better control over your blood sugar. If you need to lose weight, this will also be helpful - which is why daily exercise is recommended. Please take your medicine as your doctor prescribed and discuss all of this with your doctor. I'm sure other members who are familiar with these medications will soon respond. And remember: all medicine can have side effects but not everyone experiences them.
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds