I need help to make a decision if I should stop Metformin

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   Posted 1/8/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I am type II for approx 2 years, since I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, I am 42 years, and I am on a low carb diet, my weight is 128 and I realized my sugar levels dont spike if I cheap once in a while, I decided to try to cut our Metformin I was taking 1000 mg twice a day, my sugar levels went down, I was seeing 65 and 75, numbers I havnt seen in years, should I go back on the Metformin, honestly I dont exactly understand this disease and your help would be greatly appreciated, my last A1C was 5.1.

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   Posted 1/8/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
This is really something that you need to discuss with your doctor. Show him/her your numbers and food plan and what has been going on. You may be able to control your disease with food and diet alone or maybe just take a break from the meds and return to them later when the dumb diabetes changes (as it probably will.)
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   Posted 1/13/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
When I stopped my metformin Judy, my sugars were terrific. I only went off of it because I was getting too many lows. about a month or so after stopping, slowly my levels started climbing. I was on 2000 mg daily, but now I just take 1000 mg first thing in the morning. It works for me much better this way. I dont have very many lows (only if I get distracted and forget to eat between meals). I would definately say that your best bet is to do what Jeannie suggested, because it does change.

Good Luck Judy
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