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miketurco

Metformin the miracle drug?

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ant hill

Great suggestion re: B12. Mine was very very low, below the low range of acceptable. I've been taking supplements for two weeks.

 

I hope you're able to lower your dose. I've tried but after a week, my numbers started to go higher so I stopped.

I have Vegiemite is my B12 it's a Yeast Extract as for the Miracle drug as I see that there's no such thing. Eat more Veggies.

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Phil

My T2 has been under control for 3 years with just diet. Last A1c was 5.9 and before that 5.7. Yesterday my doc suggested Metformin. I was under the impression that if A1c was below 6.5 one did not need meds. Is that true. I am 72 and don't want to take chances with the possible side effects.

Any advice? Thank you

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mystiquarte

I was given metformin as its the first line of diabetic drugs and I hated it - it made me feel weird and I had chronic diarrhea until I had no more metformin in my body and by that time I was due for another dose...I stopped taking it as no dr would listen to me...it wasn't until I started seeing my current dr that I was listened too and it turns out I'm severely allergic to metformin, so its insulin for me.

If it doesn't agree with you it's not the-be-all-and-end-all there are plenty of other meds out there, don't be afraid to speak up. 

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Fraser

Hi Phil , obviously your not a member of the way out of control group.( I was)

 

But there are three options for controlling diabetes, diet, exercise and medication. Or maybe avoidance will work , but I doubt it.

 

So you have a choice.

many react to metformin many don't ,

 

So choose or options, and realized you can change your direction.

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Dave_KC

Those are very low numbers, so it is a bit surprising.  Metformin does have bad side effects for some.  For others (like me) none, in fact, a bit of the opposite.  So, it just depends on the person. 

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