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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/1/2016 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I am feeling a lot better today. So far today I had no high sugars. Fasting was 118. I hate 2 Sunnyside up eggs and a 1/2 cup cantaloupe. After breakfast was109. Before lunch was 92. For lunch I had leftover morrocan chicken. After lunch sugars was 97. I had a packet of special I crisp bar which put my sugar to 121. So not to bad of a day. Tonight I had tilapia scampi with green beans and zucchini. I'll find out in an hour if that affects my sugar. Tomorrow I'm going to add 1 piece of toast to breakfast and see how that affects me. I have now lost 13.6 pounds. I'm nervous starting the other 500 mg metformin on Thursday now that my sugars are low. Debating if I should try it and see or email my doctor and see if I should stick to 1500 mg. Mark my words in 3 months I'm going to be under 6.4 a1c and in six months under 6. Starting goal small.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/1/2016 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you! You're doing great! I guess if I were you, I'd ask the doctor to hold off on upping the dosage and stick to the 1500mg since you're also changing how you're eating compared to how you were eating just before you went to the doctor recently. Are they 500mg pills? It would work out taking them with each meal then.

Remember, the metformin does not lower blood sugar by itself. It works by helping your body use the insulin you're still producing more efficiently. If you think you're feeling shaky because of your blood sugar, it's because your body had gotten used to higher blood sugar readings and now that it's coming back down to near normal readings, you might feel "off" but that will pass as you get used to the lower blood sugar. You will not need to be concerned about lows unless you're having readings less than 75 or so and I don't think that will happen.

I hope this continues! I know you'll be ok now! yeah
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/2/2016 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes that is what it is but I will adjust. Got my results back from the blood work and my kidneys look fine.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/2/2016 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Good! Diabetes can cause kidney, heart, eye and circulation problems so the doctor should be checking all of this to make sure you're doing ok.

yeah
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/2/2016 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not happy. I emailed my dr because I think 2000 is to much. My before lunch sugar was 79 so I'm worried about 2000 and she said to schedule a checkup that she can't answer that question. I have one scheduled for February17 but I'm due for the increase on Thursday. Now I don't know what to do
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/2/2016 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Gee, it looks like she's avoiding your question?

79 before eating is exactly 'normal', what a non-diabetic's reading would be. The crucial reading would be what your blood sugar is two hours after you start eating, or close to the two hours. It doesn't have to be exactly two hours. That will tell you how you're metabolizing what you're eating.

I would keep an exact journal of fasting, what you eat at each meal and what your blood sugar is before you start eating and two hours after that meal. This will tell you and her about how your blood sugar reacts to your food, and if the metformin you're taking is enough.

I can't tell you what to do or to contradict her orders. It just seems like too much of a jump to me. I would think one step up at a time and see how it works for a week or two, then re-evaluate.
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/2/2016 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah but my worry is with other dose will go to low. I'm not taking the other 500 mg unless my sugars start jumping again. Granted I haven't seen her in a while but with the information I provided she could have given an answer so now I'm definitely getting a referral and getting an endocrinologist even if I have to switch Drs to get it
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/2/2016 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
If your blood sugar starts rising again too high, it's because of what you're eating. You have to keep a balance between the food and the dosage of the metformin. Anything made with flour will cause it to rise; grains whether whole grain or not still raise blood sugar although it might be a slower rise if it's a whole grain piece of toast. The result will still be the same in the end.

Maybe the doctor was presuming you would just keep on eating the way you had been so she was prescribing for that, not realizing you were going back to cutting out heavy carbs. I'm guessing here.

But in the long run, I think it would work out better for you to have a doctor/endo willing to work with you on dosage and adjusting it slowing. I would give a change in dosage at least a week or more to see what the effects are.

I hope you can find an endo.
Lanie

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

worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/2/2016 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
That could be it. But I changed my way of eating. Today had to Eat out because of parent teacher conference but I had my stuff put in a bowl instead of on bread or tortilla. The toast in the morning only affected my sugars a little. With 2 eggs fruit and one slice of toast my sugar 2 hours after was 113. Without toast yesterday it was 109. I'm trying different things slowly to see how it affects my sugar. My frequency is better but still there and I'm thinking it's the flavors for water. I only had one today this morning but now I'm going more so now I know don't drink them which sucks because it gives me more flavor than plain water since I don't like tea
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/2/2016 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
What do you mean "flavors"? Do you mean the flavored drops you put into water like lemonade, watermelon, etc.? If they are sweetened like Crystal Lite, then they could be driving your blood sugar up. I thought I would be ok drinking Crystal Lite last summer but I found that a whole glass really affected my blood sugar a lot. Then, my son suggested La Croix, which is an unsweetened flavored carbonated drink in a can. I bought the lemon flavor and it was pretty good. Normally, I just put some lime juice in cold water and drink that.
Lanie

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

worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/3/2016 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I use packets of Crystal light always have and never been a problem until recently. Today a lil more frequency so a lil frustrated. I feel like I'll never get back to normal but my sugars are staying good.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6030
   Posted 2/3/2016 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Try putting a few drops of lemon juice or lime juice into your water.
Lanie

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

Captaindd
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   Posted 2/4/2016 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
worriedgirl are you taking any ant acids? I have been taking Lansoprazole for about 10 years and 4 days ago I stopped taking them. In its place I have been drinking an 8 oz glass of water with 1 oz apple cider vinegar and a table spoon of orange fiber in it and have not had any problem with acid reflux. Yesterday when I got out of bed my blood sugar was 99 I just checked mine today after eating and it was 131. The other thing I noticed was my blood pressure went from 139/79/78 on 1/29/2016 Down to 121/80/75 on Feb 3 2016 Today my blood pressure is 113/73/85 I used to use apple cider vinegar on my boat to relieve cramps and kill the sting from jelly fish.
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