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   Posted 8/18/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Recently diagnosed with Diabetes.  35 yr female. 
I have been put on blood meter checks twice a day. Before breakfast and before dinner.  If sugar is above 150, I am to take 500 mg of Glucophage. 
First couple days, it totally upset my stomach.  Now, I have gotten used to it I think, except that at dinner time, I take the med, eat, and feel nauseus for the rest of the day.  In the morning, I wake up fine.  I do take iron, vitamin C, birth control, and prevacid in the evening as well. 
I am not eating  anything bad - chicken, and veggies mostly.  Not even butter or salt. 
I can eat those things at lunch - and be fine. 
I checked my sugar level about two hours after eating last night and during the ill feelings and it was 175.  I thoguht maybe it would be way low.  But it wasn't. 
Any ideas?   

Post Edited (Natava) : 8/18/2009 9:45:54 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/18/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
How late at night are you eating? My advice is to eat your smallest meal at dinner time. Try not to eat too late, at LEAST 3 hours before you go to bed. Also ask your doctor whether or not he or she thinks Glucophage is right for you. Hope you start feeling better.

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   Posted 8/18/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Glucophage is known for having these gastrointestinal side effects. It does take a little getting used to which is why docs will start the doses small.

Eating mostly whole foods (fresh veg & fruit), simply cooked protein (eggs, poultry, meat, fish), and cutting way back or eliminating starchy foods (potatoes, rice, corn, grains, flour-breads, cakes, doughs) and of course processed foods.... will go a long way in lessening the icky side effects. This also puts you well on your way to a healthier way of eating and managing diabetes.

Hope things start levelling-off for you soon. Hang in there.
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
My email is supposed to kick me if I get a reply. I have to fix something with that. I found out what the problems was! I can't take vitamins and Glucophage at the same time! Iron and Vitamin C. Since then I have been good. WOOHOO But now my apetite is back. Darn!
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