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MrsMia

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Is there such a thing as a maximum dosage for metformin? I've been taking 2- 500 milligram tablets two times a day. I see some people here take less but I haven't seen anybody that takes more than the 2000 milligrams per day. Is that the maximum dose? It seems to be working well for me so far and since I've dropped the Actose I haven't seen much of a bump up in my Bg numbers. But if that should happen in the future, rather than go back on Actose (which I've decided will not happen again) can the metformin be increased to bring those numbers back down? Or is that the wrong function completely for metformin?

Mia

Diagnosed Type II in DKA- 4/9/09, A1c - 13.7
Off all diabetic medications as of 3-19-2012
1 baby aspirin daily

 

Low carb diet
Daily Cod liver oil, organic raw whole foods multivitamin,
folic acid, curcumin, ubiquinol,and 4 mg.astaxanthin
4/09 - A1c - 13.7 :eek: :eek:

Current A1c - 5.5
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foxl

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2500 / day is the max recommended.

I never saw a bump when quitting actos either!
Linda


[B]Jan A1c 6.3/B]
Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA


Levemir 12U per day; novolog PRN TDD ca 16U
MetforminXR 1000 mg BID
Ramipril 5 mg
T4 112 mcg
Chia oil
Vitamin D3, 4000 IU
Eating 20 - 45 g carb per day ovo-lacto-vegetarian
Walking 30 min 6x week

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yannah

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I did. my fasting numbers are up 20 points, otherwise, nothing.
last a1c 5.5. /5.8

low carb

quinipril- 5 mg day
novolog 70/30


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MrsMia

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2500 / day is the max recommended.

I never saw a bump when quitting actos either!


2500 milligrams. That's good to know. I remember the endo told me that the Actose would be out of my system in 3 to 4 weeks. The weird thing is that all my numbers remained the same until the 4th week and then I started getting a small rise in them. Then they went down. I injured my knee by overzealous exercise and it is still smarting so I wonder if the higher numbers were a response to the injury?

Mia

Diagnosed Type II in DKA- 4/9/09, A1c - 13.7
Off all diabetic medications as of 3-19-2012
1 baby aspirin daily

 

Low carb diet
Daily Cod liver oil, organic raw whole foods multivitamin,
folic acid, curcumin, ubiquinol,and 4 mg.astaxanthin
4/09 - A1c - 13.7 :eek: :eek:

Current A1c - 5.5
:)




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foxl

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2500 milligrams. That's good to know. I remember the endo told me that the Actose would be out of my system in 3 to 4 weeks. The weird thing is that all my numbers remained the same until the 4th week and then I started getting a small rise in them. Then they went down. I injured my knee by overzealous exercise and it is still smarting so I wonder if the higher numbers were a response to the injury?


Could be an injury response -- I know mine is high from my infection!
Linda


[B]Jan A1c 6.3/B]
Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA


Levemir 12U per day; novolog PRN TDD ca 16U
MetforminXR 1000 mg BID
Ramipril 5 mg
T4 112 mcg
Chia oil
Vitamin D3, 4000 IU
Eating 20 - 45 g carb per day ovo-lacto-vegetarian
Walking 30 min 6x week

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After your injury, did you have to stop or cut back on your exercise? I know for me that exercise (specifically aerobic) seems to really help to keep my numbers down.
dx Type 2 Oct 1/09
tested Sept 19/09
fasting glucose 18.0 (324)
September 19/09 A1C 11.5
February 18/10 A1C Bayer home test 6.6
April 28th lab A1C 6.3
January 27/11 A1C 6.0
metformin 2x500 mg twice a day




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