Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:11 PM
Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:28 PM
Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:09 PM
500mg orally twice a day (with morning and evening meals) That's what I am doing. Extended Release 500 to 2000 mg orally once a day (with the evening meal) Max daily dose is 2500mg I have used Metformin ER since I started. Thanks for your reply.
Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:15 PM
Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:41 PM
A1c's: 1/11 9.4 ~ 3/11 7.9 ~ 6/11 7.8 ~ 7/11 7.6 ~ 10/11 7.5 ~ 12/11 6.4 ~ 3/12 5.9 ~ 6/12 5.4 ~ 9/12 5.4 ~ 12/12 5.3 ~ 3/13 5.1 ~ 8/13 5.5 ~ 10/13 5.4
Meds: 30 units Lantus - 2,550 mg Metformin
Diet: LCHF ketogenic, 30 to 40 carbs, dabbling in Paleo
Exercise: Lifting, walking, stair climbing
Weight Loss: 100.5 Pounds
She turned her can'ts in to cans and her dreams in to plans.
Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:05 PM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:35 AM
I found this info at Drugs.com and asked about Metformin. Why do some use regular Metformin and others use the same but it is extended release. I would like to ask my old doctor, where ever he is, why he prescribed Medformin ER and not just regular Medformin.
I have used both and prefer the standard Metformin as it comes up to strength in blood quickly and that is reliable.
The extended release version uses a delayed ingestion of the pill due to binders and other substances and thusly the buildup in blood is much slower.
The standard form more reliably cuts off the liver excesss glucose release in me as seen on CGMS. I also spread lower doses - 500mg around the clock.
30+ years as type 2 diabetic
40 years as Digital Microprocessor System designer
Stroke in 2007 and retired.
Metformin, Humalog Lispro, 1200 calorie Diet and 1.5 to 2 miles walking exercise A1C = 6.4
Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:33 PM
I ask because I'm guessing that your doctor also told you not to bother testing, and also didn't tell you anything about diet. He just told you to take your pills. I'm skeptical that way. Am I right?