What Kind Of Diabetes Makes You Lose Weight

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What's Your Healthy Weight?

We know that a lot of adults in the UK are overweight or obese and those extra pounds can cause problems with our health, whether we have diabetes or not. Excess weight is linked with heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers – as well as Type 2 diabetes. Achieving a healthy weight, and maintaining it, is often easier said that done and it’s one of the hardest things to do for some people. Whether you want to lose or gain a few pounds – or are a healthy weight already – there’s lots of evidence to show that being a healthy weight will benefit your health. These benefits include better blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels and reducing your risk of developing any long-term health problems. And, most people say they also feel better about how they look. Weight is a sensitive issue for many people and achieving your ideal weight is often easier said than done. For some people, losing weight can be straightforward but keeping the weight off becomes a herculean task, leading to fluctuations in their weight through the years. So, what are the positive steps you can take to lose any extra pounds – or to stop gaining any more? In this section Ho Continue reading >>

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  1. jwags

    Maximum dose of metformin

    I've hear different posters talk about different maximum doses of metformin. I'm currently taking 3 x 850. So that is 2550 mg. I hear some talk about 1500 or 2500. Is it that above that is dangerous or not effective. I test often to check for lows. I've never been below 93, usually in the upper 90's and low 100's. Are there any symptoms I should be watching out for. I've been on the new dose for a month, now and it has really changed my bg profile. I do think that the new dose of met along with a pretty low carb diet is working. I am finally seeing fasting in the 100's, just getting a little DP not the 40 or 50 point jump I was getting. I am also starting to lose weight again. I'm now only 2 1/2 pounds away from my goal of 125. I hear a lot of T 2's getting fasting numbers in the 80's, I guess that is my next goal.

  2. pookie

    i was told anything above 2500 is not effective. If you don't respond to 2500mg, you wouldn't respond to it anymore if you take more.
    Jeanne, what's your timing for your meds? are you spreading them out?
    I am taking 2000mg of Metformin (1000 X 2, morning/night) but it's not very effective on me. My doctor wanted to start me on another meds, but i am resisting, trying to control it with diet and exercise. I am not sure if i should increase it by 500mg and see if that will help.

  3. jwags

    I experimented with different times. The most effective is that I take 1 850 when I wake up (6), another around 12-1 pm and the last 850 around 11 pm. The big difference I notice is my late morning and afternoon numbers. I use to spike late morning and late afternoon. So my before dinner numbers were always high to start with ( 160). Now I'm staying in a tight range. This morning I ate around 9 am and tested around 11 am- 104, waited 2 hours for lunch (I guess it was too long because I was 122 before lunch), I made some blueberry whey-flax pancakes and bacon. I tested 2 hours later and I was 99. So taking that mid day really works for me. You might see if you can get the 850 tablets and take 3, or try taking 3 500 mg first to see if that changes your numbers. My doctor wanted me to try other additional meds and I resisted to. I'm not sure what I need to do to get my numbers to that 80 range, or if that is impossible without insulin.

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