A few days ago I was called by one of my very best friends. She started asking me questions about what I eat and how I cut the carbs and sugar from my diet. In the conversation she told me that her doctor told her that she needs to cut the carbs and sugar from her diet because her sugar was too high. I asked her what it was. She had said that he told her it was at 102… which I thought was a great number. I started asking questions when she told me that he put her on Metphormin (sorry if I spelled it wrong) and no meter! He told her to eat 4-5 servings of fruit a day and to cut the carbs almost completely… no bread, no pasta, no potatoes… just meat and other veggies. She said that an hour after taking the meds, she spends an hour and a half in the bathroom… which in talking to my mom is not a good thing. I have tried to get her to go to another doctor. She said that she can't because she is on state medical insurance. I am trying to help her, but am getting increasingly worried about her. She told me that during a test at school she had a hard time focusing and has been really tired lately. Any suggestions? I am not aware what dosage the meds are. According to her, he didn't give her any specific number when it came to carbs and such, just to cut as much as she could.
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