METFORMIN

CHINIQUE
By CHINIQUE Latest Reply 2011-12-27 13:14:42 -0600
Started 2011-12-21 13:31:22 -0600

What about metformin? I am in a dosage of 1,500 with any acceptable result, I observe a tendancy to decrease sugar concentration but still too slow. For example two week to decrease from 250 to 210 ppm. I need help!


5 replies

Marytea
Marytea 2011-12-27 09:40:25 -0600 Report

I take only one 500 mg a day and it took awhile to see results. For me, adding exercise (mall walking and Wii fit) made a big difference. my bgs are between 80 and 120 most of the time. I am comfortable with that and my doctor is too.

CHINIQUE
CHINIQUE 2011-12-22 02:16:39 -0600 Report

thanks for your comments. Yesterday i decided to start my routine of exercises, for my surprice i decrease my sugar level from 245 to 139 mg/lt in 42 minutes walking. Also, i never know that metformin is before the meals not with the meals. I hope that it make the diference. Thanks a lot by yours support. Keep in touch please.

LeilaB
LeilaB 2011-12-22 00:28:33 -0600 Report

For me, my original dose was not enough. I was taking 500 mg and the numbers just were not coming down fast enough even with counting carbs and exercise. I ended up calling my doctor and he increased the dosage. The numbers seem to be coming down now faster, but still too slow for my liking. I'm not sure what to tell you, but if this continues, you may want to contact your doctor.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-12-21 18:53:59 -0600 Report

It does take time for it to kick in, but it may be more of a food issue than a med issue. Did you doctor explain what you need to be doing with your diet?

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