Background: Type II Diabetic Here. Diagnosed in Summer of 2010. Before diagnosis A1c was about 11.7. After diagnosis/medication I've been steady around 6.1. I take Glumetza (extended release Metformin) 2000mg 1x a day with dinner, and 2mg Glimepiride/Amaryl 2x a day.
I was sick for about 3-4 weeks right after Christmas. It went away, and it came back again and I was on basically 2 courses of antibiotics. Got better, feel great. Still feel great. However back in January I started to notice that my sugars were a little higher than normal. Also my fasting sugar overnight was higher than I was used to (used to range from 140-160, now I'm seeing 160-190 etc. Sugars are also not coming down as quickly. Recently went to my endocrinologist who has ordered blood and urine work to be done. I'm fairly young, and very early along in my diagnosis that he doesn't believe it's progression of the disease, and is having the blood work done to see if something else maybe is off kilter. Doc said my thyroid seem to be a little swollen, but didn't think too much of it at the time. My father has had thyroid issues, (And is a Type 2, 72 years old). He's actually I think had a parathyroid removed because it was the size of a marble a few years back. Blood tests first, then we'd worry about getting those scanned doc says.
I weigh about 280 lbs, but I'm down about 10 pounds in the past few months. Been using that Nutribullet system to get more kale, spinach and greens into my diet. Almond milk, a little coconut water and frozen fruit etc, so not a carb heavy breakfast by any means. Pretty good about what I eat. I'm working on losing more weight currently, plan to be down maybe another 20 by Summer.
Anyone have any idea what might be going on or have had a similar experience? Nothing physically has changed. I haven't gained more weight, I'm not less active, I'm not getting too little sleep. Is it possible my body isn't responding well to the Metformin anymore? Am I becoming more insulin resistant? Doctor says it's way too early for my beta cells to be burnt out etc. Really concerned and not sure what could be happening. And I REALLY don't want to be on insulin if I can avoid it :(
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