Posted 5/29/2021 8:48 AM (GMT -6)
Drummer, my husband is type2, the first medicine he was put on was Metformin & it caused explosive diarrhea & could not take it. I suspect this is what your dr is talking about with your UC. This is the downside of Metformin.
What are your numbers looking like, including your A1C? I am assuming you have a meter at home to test with. Test your sugar before eating & 2 hours after eating & keep a log. I know it sounds like a drag, but it's important. Rather than trying to eat 3 meals a day, do 5 small meals, I often eat half of my lunch & eat the rest for dinner. You can eat meat, chicken, fish, many different veggies & fruits. Have snacks on hand at all times. Stay away from sugar & limit your carbs, otherwise you will end up on a medication. My daughter is type2 & she grills a lot of her meats & veggies & is very creative with spices & grilling her food.
Pred causes my sugar to go sky high, the last time I was in the hospital & was given IV pred they had to give me insulin shots 3 times a day. I got the old, why didn't you tell us you are diabetic. I have been borderline for years & know how to keep it in check.