hello, new to type 2

By Kathew10 Latest Reply 2010-06-14 20:53:56 -0500
Started 2010-06-12 17:28:02 -0500

hello I have been put on Metformin 850 3x a day and still cant bring my numbers under 200 been taking meds for 2 weeks now any advice? I watch carbs I have a carb book I cant get my numbers down they want me between 60-100 i have hit 398 a few times

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runthe 2010-06-14 20:53:56 -0500 Report

I had to be put on insulin twice a day to get my numbers down. Been taking it now for 3 months. now I am on metformin 500 mg twice a day and insulin 30 units twice a day. I feel great A1c was down from 10 to 8.

Roy531 2010-06-12 17:40:41 -0500 Report

Do you do any type of exercise? That is something that helps me keep my numbers low.

Roy531 2010-06-13 08:21:18 -0500 Report

For my exercise I walk, started out with 15 minutes then when I got use to that I moved up to 20 minutes. Now I am walking for 90 minutes at 2.3 miles a hour, so I walk 3.5 miles a night. Plus do a lot of walking where I work. It help to burn off the sugars cause they are there for energy and to get rid of them you have to use them. You don't have to walk, any type of exercise will work.