Hi, I had a fasting blood test a few weeks ago and my serum glucose test came back at 109, my A1c is 6.9. My doctor put me on Metformin 500mg a day, once a day. I've been checking my glucose with a meter since I was diagnosed and each morning my levels are higher than my original fasting level. They are ranging between 148 and 158 every morning. I don't understand why they would be higher now that I'm on meds. I'm also hungry all the time since I started taking the metformin. Any one else have this happen, could there be something else going on with me? Should I stop taking the metformin for a few days and see if my levels are lower? I'm so confused by all of this. I've also been doing some research and I'm starting to wonder if I really have full blown diabetes or just pre-diabetes since my number was only 109 originally??? Thanks for any advice or suggestions.View Thread
NutriJoy, I truly appreciate your no nonsense response. It gets very confusing reading all of the information out there and you start to question everything. One report/study will say this and another says something contradictory to that and so on and so an, that is why I wanted to ask people that have actually been dealing with this. It sounds like I need to be patient and let the Metformin do it's thing, as well as change my eating habits and exercise routine which has been non-existent (the reason I'm in this predicament). I have started making significant changes to my diet, and am actually feeling better by doing so, I am not hungry all the time now and I don't feel like I'm having highs and lows anymore throughout the day. I have started moving more too. I want to badly to be in denial over this but I know that I can't, I lost my dad and my MIL to this disease. Thank you for being honest with me.View Thread
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