By BGLowe Latest Reply 2014-08-05 15:33:12 -0500
Started 2014-08-04 21:10:44 -0500

How long does it take Medformin to start working? I've been on it a week and my urine is as foamy as ever.

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Glucerna 2014-08-05 15:33:12 -0500 Report

I'm glad you're asking questions and looking for more information. In addition to asking questions here, ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes education program so you can learn as much as possible about diabetes and how to manage it. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-08-05 12:11:37 -0500 Report

I agree with Jayabee.

Metformin has to get into the system to work. It is not going to show an immediate effect on your blood sugar. One of the best things to do as a diabetic is to self educate.

Here is some information on Metformin

BGLowe 2014-08-05 13:21:40 -0500 Report

Thanks for the link Joyce. I'm on the steep part of the education curve as I was just recently diagnosed. BG Lowe

jayabee52 2014-08-04 22:54:37 -0500 Report

Howdy BG
Foamy urine is not a sign of high BG (blood glucose) levels. It is a sign of high levels of protein in the urine See ~

The best way to determine if your Metformin is working is to test your blood to see if the BG levels are coming down. (you do have a glucose testing meter? If not ask your Dr to get you one and have Dr to write a Rx for strips).

Only then can you determine if the Metformin is working for you. Of course If you have a high intake of carbohydrates your BG levels will not show much since using Met. will not help much when the BG levels are high due to the high carb levels. Medication alone only can help so much.

God's best to you


BGLowe 2014-08-05 00:20:55 -0500 Report

James, thank you for that informative reply. And you are correct as I've been told I have protein in my urine. BG Lowe

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