I'm tired. I could really use some encouragement. I've been dealing with type 2 diabetes since the fall of 2011. I have accomplished much. I've lost 87 lbs. and have kept it off by following a low carb diet. I exercise every day. I have been able to reduce Metformin from 2000mg daily to 1000mg daily. I would love to get to that place where I can stop taking Metformin but can't seem to get my A1c below 6. I struggle with Dawn Phenomenon and nothing I try seems to work for very long. I have developed issues with anxiety which was never an issue for me in the past. I have learned that anxiety can be a side affect of Metformin, especially if you've been taking it for a while. I've been taking it for 5 years. The positive benefits of Metformin have kept me on it despite the side effects I have experienced over the years. The lower dose helps but the anxiety can be overwhelming at times. I do not want to add medication to treat anxiety. I am the sort of person that tends to experience the negative side effects of every drug I have ever taken so I would prefer to be on no prescription drugs at all. I know that stress has been a big part of the problem but my stress levels have decreased much in the past year without much benefit in regard to my A1c, Dawn Phenomenon and sleep issues. As a matter of fact the Dawn Phenomenon seems to suddenly be getting worse, not better. I will continue to do what works and seek additional info to help me overcome and deal with it all but…I'm tired and discouraged.
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