ONE or TWO Pills a day??? 6.5 ish test results TYPE 2

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baconeggsyum
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   Posted 3/31/2017 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Blood level readings - 19..(yes, that's right) So panic, shock at the doctor, 3 pills of metaforim a day, lifestyle changes (Glycemic Load diet and Exercise..) Two weeks later under 7. Lost 15pnds.

Now, on 1 pill a day ,blood still showing around 5.9,6.2,6.3,6.8,6.2,6.5 - last 6 tests (on the home self tests, which are allowed to have a 10% margin of error).


Think I should go back to two pills a day until I lose more weight and reading are always under 6?? Or just keep at it on one pill for now.

Lanie G
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   Posted 3/31/2017 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome! Wow! You've brought your blood sugar down from a critical high! And you've done that on diet, exercise and metformin? Good for you!

I can't suggest your changing the metformin dosage because I'm not a doctor (no one here is), so I'll have to advise you to ask your doctor. Please call the doctor's office and discuss all this with him/her.

You will need to keep up the change in lifestyle as unfortunately, our blood sugar problems will not disappear when we get them down to 'normal' levels. If your doctor agrees for you to go back to metformin twice a day, that would certainly help the blood sugar come a little lower.

You've done so well! Really! Keep us updated about what the doctor says!

yeah
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

baconeggsyum
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   Posted 3/31/2017 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Doctor said drop down to two etc.. Type 2 is 100% Curable (as per recent study) and i'd like to get there sooner then later...

SO - If I stick with one tablet a day - is the morning the best time to take it? Lunch?

In addition to diet/exercise I credit Tumeric, whole lemon (blended, including peel, put into icetrays and made into cubes) and coconut oil for the rapid drop. My A1C was 5.0 back in Sept 2016, But I REALLY let myself go food wise and being stationary.
5 x 800 Asacol

Bedtime - half a scoop of Metagenics UltraInflamX
Metamucil

Lanie G
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   Posted 3/31/2017 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
First of all, type 2 diabetes is not "curable". It is controllable as long as you or anyone, me included, keep to a low carb eating plan and engage in some kind of cardio exercise everyday.

What is the dosage of the metformin? 500mg? When does your doctor suggest you take the one pill?

I think it would be a good idea to test your blood sugar right before you start eating your meals and then two hours later. That will tell you how you are metabolizing the food your eating.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

baconeggsyum
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   Posted 3/31/2017 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
http://news.nationalpost.com/health/type-2-diabetes-can-be-cured-in-four-months-if-you-cut-calories-and-exercise-research-shows
5 x 800 Asacol

Bedtime - half a scoop of Metagenics UltraInflamX
Metamucil

Lanie G
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   Posted 3/31/2017 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
The title of that article is misleading and does not reflect the actual meaning of what was said. This is the last paragraph: "Dr. Natalia McInnes, of McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, said: “The research might shift the paradigm of treating diabetes from simply controlling glucose to an approach where we induce remission and then monitor patients for any signs of relapse.” And the article did not say 100% curable. It said 40% of the participants brought their blood sugar down to normal levels with diet and exercise.

They can induce remission by diet and exercise but have to monitor the patients for signs of relapse. This means it's not cured.

Over ten years ago when I was diagnosed, I did control my type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise: a very strict NO carb diet and 20 minutes of cardio everyday. When I couldn't continue the daily cardio and slipped in some of the meals, my blood sugar rose. So, in the beginning, you could say I was in remission and then I relapsed. Now I take two metformin a day (1,000 total) and am getting back into regular exercise.

By the very definition of remission, you should understand it may be temporary. From the Oxford Dictionary online: A temporary diminution of the severity of disease or pain.

I don't want to discourage you on your work to get your blood sugar lower to normal levels! You can do that with diet and exercise. But if you're really a type 2, you'll always have elevated blood sugar depending on what you eat. You may also be insulin resistant. I am. Probably most type 2s are. We still produce insulin but our bodies don't use the insulin effectively and the blood sugar stays elevated.

I wish you good luck in lowering your blood sugar. In the meantime, please read the website whose link is in my signature!
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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