Eight months into my diagnosis and I'm still lost. I was on Metformin to begin with. It kept my morning bg within a satisfactory range, but, I was sick all the time. My food tasted terrible. I was constantly sick at my stomach. It did get a little better and I was able to eat more and taste my food to some degree. And, I had lost about 20-25 lbs, I think simply because I was sick and food was undisirable.
At my last doc appointment I told my sad story and was taken off Metformin and put on Gliipizide. My appetite returned, I was hungry all the time and ate everything. I wasn't sick any more. At first I was very happy with the change but then reakized I had gained 15 lbs in a month. My morning bg is way out of wack. I run between 150 -205. One day I bottomed out at 45 and felt terrible. I was so shakey and was about to pass out. It was my daughter that said, Mom, check your bs. It was 45 and she quickly stuffed my mouth with a candy bar. I soon felt better but was even more confused about my meds.
I called my doc and said I wanted off the glipizide and back on the metformin. So here I am, sick at my stomach again but bg is coming back in line. My food is already starting to taste nasty again. I will soon be living on fresh, cold fruit and raw vegetables again. Is this what I have to settle for? I don't want to gain all that weight with glipizide and have high bg but I don't want to be sick all the time either. Can somebody help me please? I don't know how to live like a diabetic!
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