Hi, folks — Went for my Well Woman exam this week. Don't have the results of my A1c yet but my BG was 249 that day. Had overindulged the week before and sometimes forget to take my Metformin in the morning or at night. The main reason for trying to change my meds was the Metformin gave me diarrhea in the morning (not good when you have two transfers of buses and trains and no bathroom anywhere). I think if I worked harder and got back to the greens and protein diet that I was on in the beginning — and coupled it with daily exercise — I could get my BG under control eventually with Metformin. I take 1000 mg — 1 in a.m. and 1 in p.m.
I still have some of the same symptoms with the new meds — taking 2 pills at dinnertime. The new med is Glumetza 500 mg (or 1000 mg day). My pharmacist said it contains metformin. It seems to be an extended-release medication. I don't see any difference in my BG readings, when eating same diet. Even with the $100 price reduction card the cost was no different than with my insurance (about $98 for 30 tabs — which seems strange because I'm supposed to take 2 tabs daily — meaning need 60 for 1 month — go figure!!). I'm so disgusted and angry about the cost of this medication when it certainly isn't making a difference.
I'm ready to be a "good" girl again and try a better diet. I'd rather spend the extra money for healthier foods than for meds. I am 61 yo and tired and don't feel 100% (turns out I have a UTI). I just want to have more energy and be more clear-headed. I need foods that I can prepare on the weekends so I can grab-n-go and crockpot meals that I can take for lunch in a thermos. Also thinking of making a smoothy for lunch now and then. I take cashews for snacks at work. Thinking of apple slices and peanut butter or celery and peanut butter. Need a super freezer pack for packing salads but it's 5 hours from the time I leave my apt. for work until lunchtime.
I want to try yoga and have an exercise bike. It's too dark weekdays to walk (although I get a decent amount of walking in my commute and at work). I just need some tips and shared experiences for getting back on track. Sorry to be such a whiny baby — I'm just so discouraged.
Thanks for any tips you can give me.