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Metformin ?, She hardly knew em

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:19 am
by Oscar_Actuary
I think that time for us to take our diet a bit more seriously is upon us. After years of adequate numbers my wife came back this time with fasting glucose of 116 and A1C of 6.2.

Doc put her on metformin.

Aside from the obvious diet tips - well should be obvious, clearly we dont adhere - is there anything about this drug we're not going to read about on the label ?

This might be the "break" we need to get on the same page
It started with her renewed desire to get pregnant. Her gyn mentioned giving her the A1C test, noting soemthing about high blood sugar causing irregular cycles.

It's good to have a place to talk.

Re: Metformin ?, She hardly knew em

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:18 am
by robertscott
that's heavy, but I know that you've wanted to get her on the same page as you for a while so hopefully this'll do it.

good luck to you both

Re: Metformin ?, She hardly knew em

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:53 am
by Ironman
It's a good drug, but she has to slowly increase dose. It can cause digestive issues until your body gets used to it.

Re: Metformin ?, She hardly knew em

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:21 am
by stuward
Many people following a paleo style diet are able to get off of the drugs if they start before it gets too bad.

Re: Metformin ?, She hardly knew em

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:31 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
thank you fellas
I have been encouraged by what I read so far, especially with the idea of getting off of it eventually.
I'll let her know about ramping up, she does have digetive issues already before this, a tortuous colon. She recently found out.

Many of us have to actually have a doctor tell us before we can connect the dots that what we ingest can actually have direct impact on our health and daily comfort. At least she's brave enough to go to the doctor regularly.

Ok, I'd say we are on our way though, her attitude has changed, even a bit prior to the diagnosis.

Re: Metformin ?, She hardly knew em

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:14 am
by Jungledoc
Of course, the high blood sugar does more damage than any SEs of the metformin. Glad to hear that she's moving in a positive direction.