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There are a range of tests which will need to be done to monitor your health and your diabetes. Some of these, such as your blood glucose levels, you will be able to do yourself. Others will be done by healthcare professionals. Self-monitoring of blood glucose can be a beneficial part of diabetes management. As part of the day-to-day routine it can help with necessary lifestyle and treatment choices as well as help to monitor for symptoms of hypo- or hyperglycaemia. Monitoring can also help you and your healthcare team to alter treatment which in turn can help prevent any long-term complications from developing. Some people with diabetes (but not all) will test their blood glucose levels at home. Home blood glucose testing gives an accurate picture of your blood glucose level at the time of the test. It involves pricking the side of your finger (as opposed to the pad) with a finger-pricking device and putting a drop of blood on a testing strip. Some people can't see the point of testing as they think they know by the way they feel, but the way you feel is not always a good or accurate guide to what is happening. Blood glucose targets It is important that the blood glucose levels be Continue reading >>

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  1. SamH

    Metformin--Horrible Anxeity

    I've been doing well with Metformin until this past week. I started on 500mg and did well after the initial cramps and diarrhea subsided. My dose was increased to 1500mg and I have been in hell since Saturday. I've had panic attacks, chills, sobbing spells, feeling like the world is ending...it's been hell. Has anyone else experienced this?
    Sam

  2. thbriggs

    I don't know about it being so much an anxiety issue for me, but I do find a lack of appetite most of the time which is a typical anxiety response for me, if that makes sense. Have you tried cutting it back to 1000mg for a week or two and then bumping it to allow for more of a transition?
    tiffany

  3. hannahtan

    I just had my fair share of metformin moments again after dosing up just to 850mg from 500mg...so i guess for you to dose up by 1000mg...it WILL create havoc...my experience is more of the GI havoc...which can cause other havocs to come in...but on your case...i've not gotten the panic attacks, chills...but i did get the world is ending feeling due to the GI havoc it caused me
    It will...like before go away...about the same time when your last metformin moments subsided with 500mg...maybe 1 week or 2

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