My boyfriend recently found out has type 1 diabetes about two months ago. At first, his Dr. had him taking 10 units of Lantus before bedtime, and anytime his bg level was above 150, he was instructed to take meal time insulin (Humalog). My boyfriend never had to take a meal time insulin. In fact, since he was diagnosed, his bg level actually comes out on the lower side before meals; usually ranging 68-90. We have known that he is in what they call a "honeymoon" stage of his diabetes, but I was in complete shock when his Dr. informed him today that he wants my boyfriend to COMPLETELY STOP taking all insulin shots, and put him on Metformin. I have tried to research Type 1 diabetics on Metformin and I cannot find much at all. :-/ Does anyone have some insight into why his Dr. would think this is a good idea?! I worry about him obviously because he is the love of my life. He is 25, works full time and goes to school full time. I just want to see if this is becoming a more common thing, for Dr.'s to prescribe Metformin for Type 1D.
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