Hello All, this is my first post and I just joined today. Right now I'm feeling pretty bad. To tell you little about myself, type 2 diabetes runs in my family. All of my Aunts on my moms side have the disease. My mom also had gestational diabetes. I also had gestational diabetes 9 years ago. And I have been overweight for the last 16 years with maintaining BMI of about 30- 41 %. I'm now at 41%. In June I was had a physical and A1C came back 7.4 - I was prescribed Metformin 500 mg twice daily. However, I didn't start taking it until September, but never consistent. My Creatinine level was also .80 - Fast forward, I lost my job in June and have been extremely stressed and haven't changed any eating habits. Although my eating habits have remained the same for years. I had A1C tested on November 19th and urine came back positive for microalbuminurea (kidney malfunction, could be earlier stage of kidney failure or kidney disease). It was 162.4… So I have to do a 24 hour urine collection on which I will turn in tomorrow. Glucose levels went from 7.4 to 9.0 since this June. So my diabetes has worsened! I'm so fearful right now about my kidneys and possibly not being able to have another child. I'm praying for the best right now. Will see my doc tom, hopefully she will explain my situation better and review my abdominal and pelvic ultra sound. The doctor has now prescribed Janumet XR 50 mg/1000 mg twice daily, which is a metformin combination. I'm really concerned of my increases in A1C/Creatinine. It seems very weird to me and has me thinking maybe the Metformin has caused things to rise? I have decided to become semi-vegetarian starting tomorrow. And start exercising, low carbohydrates, water only, no alcohol (red wine occasionally). I'm not going to take any pills and hope I can reverse whatever is going on with my body. I hate pills. I also have a renal ultrasound scheduled. I'm 28. So afraid.
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