Well, I'm trying it. I bought yogurt (fat free blueberry 1 cup, 0 fat, 13g carbs, 10g sugars). I had it and went right out the door to walk, 1-1/2 miles. Results: 135. Yesterday: 143 with no food. My fasting blood sugar was HIGH both days also (160 today, 197 yesterday), so maybe that's part of it. I'll keep trying.
I'm on metformin 500 once a day. This has been for about a month and a half or so... I was on Avandamet 2/500 once a day since my diagnosis a year ago April. When my bp started getting high and doc put me on bp meds, I started having bad LOWS, so she cut the bp med (enalapril) in half and cut out the Avandia part of my med. Now she is wanting me to go back on it because my sugars have been so high this week and I called because I was worried. I haven't started back with it yet because I had suddenly gained 10+ pounds, and she thought it might be due to the Avandia. I can't shed this weight even with the exercise and diet. I don't really know what to do.... :( Sorry long answer
Thanks for your input Jeannie. You have helped me a lot! I just took a metformin with a snack of 2 slices of apple with peanut butter before bed. Hopefully my numbers will be lower in the morning. My doc had suggested taking the avandamet 2x a day, and I took it with breakfast this morning. Tomorrow I'll try taking just the metformin, which I feel more comfortable with than the avandia component. Maybe 2x a day will help me get my numbers down, and hopefully I can just get back to once a day soon.
P.S. My morning reading was pretty high today, so I didn't even have my yogurt... the numbers came down from the exercise alone.