Metformin Crutch

By Sherelle112 Latest Reply 2014-03-21 15:23:36 -0500
Started 2014-03-20 21:38:00 -0500

So, after nearly a yr being a diabetic my Dr. has lowered my dosage of Metformin, Simvastatin, & Lisinopril. Ultimately, that was/is the goal - but now that I'm going from 2,000mg of Met a day to 500mg… I'm really worried! I eat good for the most part, but now I'm scared that I'm going to lose the control that I worked so hard to gain!
Has anyone had their Met decreased? How did affect your blood sugar levels & a1c??

4 replies

Glucerna 2014-03-21 15:23:36 -0500 Report

You've worked hard to get to this point Sherelle. The ideas to keep a log book of what you're eating and your blood sugar levels will help you identify any areas where you might want to make changes. Also be sure to get some type of physical activity every day, since that's really helpful in blood sugar management. You can do it! ~Lynn @Glucerna

JaredLahti 2014-03-21 08:52:02 -0500 Report

I agree that is excellent news. My goal is to get off at least one of the meds in May and the other by the end of the year so I can manage with diet and exercise. The key is just watching what you are eating so that you don't have any blood sugar issues.

GabbyPA 2014-03-21 07:07:10 -0500 Report

That is great news. Goals to get off meds are great and if your doctor is watching you carefully, you guys will know if that was too fast of a reduction. Keep a log book to help him out so you guys can see on paper what is going on.

jayabee52 2014-03-21 00:56:56 -0500 Report

Howdy Sherelle

That is wonderful news!

Lowering the dose of any meds is a good thing IMO.

I cannot speak directly to the Met issue as I was taken off Met in the hospital in 11/2006 when my kidneys quit working due to an acute kidney infection and I was placed on NPH insulin. I was on the NPH until 02/2011 when I discovered by accident (dropped and shattered my last vial of NPH and would be some time till I got it replaced) that my pancreas was producing enough insulin to manage my T2D if I ate very carefully.

While I was on the NPH my A1c levels were anywhere from 6.5 to 6.1. When I managed my T2D by my meal plan alone, I regularly had A1c levels of 5.5.

I believe you will be fine!

God's best to you


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