Newly diagnosed...traveling it okay to delay met med?

By ShellChelle Latest Reply 2014-07-31 00:54:50 -0500
Started 2014-07-30 17:50:59 -0500

Hi. I was diagnosed with T2 two and a half weeks ago. BG 240/ A1C 11.7. I had a dr. appointment this morning and was given Metformin. I travel for work tomorrow for three days. I am wondering if you think it is okay for me to delay starting the medication until I return home. I don't know what, if any, side effects I might have. Also, any suggestions on what kinds of snacks I could pack for my trip? This is all so new to me and I already feel overwhelmed.

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mustangabrams2 2014-07-30 20:26:00 -0500 Report

Wow, they should have offered you a low carb diet plan or more information, 15g (grams) of carbs (carbrohydrates which turn to sugar) is a snack size. I would really watch your carb intake. If you start the medication you can always call your doctors office/or the on call service for them if after hours if you have any side effects or reactions to the medication. You really need to work on getting your A1c lower than 7,5 it can be an attainable goal. Mine was extremely high (higher than that) and working at it with my insulin regimen I have gotten it down to 6.1 but you will have to train your self to eat differently and it won't happen over night. It is best if you have a buddy system (co-worker/friend) because if your family is not on board with you it will be very hard to keep your goal on target. I will pray for you, ask for others to keep you in a matter of prayer on this new journey as you seek your providers wisdom, everyone's body is different and may take some adjustments in medication until they find what will work for you. But the low carb diet is key. Oh, remember that milk, juice, soda, fruit and some vegetables do have cards in them too and some more than others. Do your research to better educate your self take smaller helpings of those that are high in carbs.
Good luck my friend.

ShellChelle 2014-07-31 00:54:50 -0500 Report

Thank you so much. My dr registered me for a diabetic education program, ABC (Achieving Better Control) which starts on Monday, but that doesn't help me for this weekend. I went to our local food co-op tonight and bought pistachios, organic sugar-free almond butter, apples and sprouted buckwheat granola to take with me. But, I am not sure about the apples since they have sugar in them, and the granola since it is a grain. I admit I am confused! Thanks for your prayers and advice.