Like "my daughter is a T1 and she takes 1000 mg of metformin twice a day. i don't think thats unusual. Devon, don' t think of a T1 diagnosis as a death sentence. i always say that the diabetes diagnosis helped to save my life. it makes me do what everyone should do. btw, i am a T2, but there are T1's in my family too. the best advice is to get a book on diabetes. look for the ones on amazon.com that are rated the highest. keep it for your library. then, see a diabetes educator if you can. that was sooooo helpful to me. good luck Devon. this is the beginning of the rest of your life."