I've just recently been diagonsised as Pre-diabetic (doctor's term) and given a meter to monitor my morning Blood sugar on a fast every other day. I'm generally between 120-129. I really don't want to take more meds as I am already on a handful each morning as ell as fiveor six at night for RA.
I have heard from friends to stay off the Metformin because it just leads to Insulin raher than helping avoid it. My doctor says it will help me lose weight but my rheumatoloigist said it can go either way. I could lose or I could gain weight. Due to extremely limited walking ability and standing ability exercise is almost completely out of the question. I need some advise regarding Metformin and its affects. Any and all comments would be appreciated.
I have started to alter my diet by decreasing the Carbs through elimitation of starches like bread, potatoes, store bought box cereals, rice, and limiting pasta.
I've changed oils to olive oils and just a limited amount and am using vinegarette for my salads rather than Ranch and Blue Cheese (my favorites). I also amcutting back on serving sizes. My biggest obstacle is my sweet tooth. I always seem to want something sweet in the evening. Again any suggestions for weight loss would be appreciated.
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