Hi — I'm a Type 2 diabetic and take a 1000 mg Metformin tab 2 x day. II just started taking it 6 days ago but don't see a lot of difference in my readings — maybe 40-45 points fasting. Do readings get better as time goes on? Or am I expecting too much from this medication? I'm eating a little better than I was, but still trying to find what Foods I can live with.
I'm walking more but need to step it up. Will an exercise bike be just as beneficial? (I can do that indoors in bad weather.) Also, have decided to start having salads at lunch (we have a cafeteria where I work) and bringing in my own chicken breast to add to it since they don't provide that. Also, planning to have a chicken breast w/ceasar salad for dinner or chicken breasts with broccoli florets or other raw veggies & salad dressing. Maybe skipping bread altogether and adding cheese to make meals more satisfying.
Any suggestions? Any experience or information on what I should expect from Metformin would be greatly appreciated!
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