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Nhs Direct Doctor Says... No Testing When Taking Metformin

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community NHS Direct doctor says... NO testing when taking Metformin Sorry for the length of this, it is all relevent... I felt paticularly unwell the other day, and having gone without food for over 12 hours I tested my blood. My mmol/L was 12.0, which is high (for me). I was preparing my lunch at the time and wondered if I should still eat my main meal with this high reading, or not? My thinking being - if my reading is already high then eating could raise it even more. So, before cooking, I thought I'd ring "111" and ask their opinion (as it was a Bank Holiday and my options were limited). I talked with a very nice lady on the phone. She checked with her superior and came back to me to say it was OK to still eat it. She said a doctor would call me back within the next couple of hours, but if I felt worse to ring 111 again. Sometime later, after having cooked and eaten, I got a call from another lady saying the doctor was busy but would still call me back at some point. No problem I thought. When the doctor eventually did call me he asked some routine questions but then Continue reading >>

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  1. babyfaye

    I just started Metformin my blood sugar before breakfast is between 110 and 115 but after breakfast?

    ... it go up between 175 and 194 is this normal new dx with diabetes

  2. butterflylynn

    Babyfaye,
    Yes it is normal that your blood sugars go up after you eat. Have you just started Metformin & are you on any other diabetic medications if so what ?
    I suggest you keep a log of your sugar before & after you eat. Then share those numbers with your doctor & see if they feel the numbers are normal.
    Also are you on the extended release Metformin ER?
    Diabetes is hard to get under control so it is very important that you provide your blood sugar numbers to your doctor. Best of luck & let me know if I can help in any other way. Best of luck, Kathy
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  3. BA babyfaye

    Thank you for ur help I have an appt with the diabetes clinic on the 14th no other meds.

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Do I Have To Monitor My Blood Glucose Levels If I Am On Metformin?

Do I have to monitor my blood glucose levels if I am on metformin? Not everyone agrees with me on this, but I very strongly feel that everyone with diabetes should be checking their blood sugar. Diabetes is a progressive disease, it will get worse on its own, even when you do everything right. I dont believe in giving diabetes any foothold, handhold, or toehold in your body; and as such, the meter is the first line of defense to see change for the worst when it starts to happen. The meter is the sentinel in the watch tower. Now many people feel that diabetics who take oral meds with little to no risk of low blood sugar, like your metformin, dont need to be testing blood sugar because there is nothing the patient can do if they find they are high. Again, I disagree, and this time because the fact that there is nothing you can do is false. First and foremost you can look at what you did to get yourself high in the first place and avoid doing it again. Testing before and several hours after various meals will help you learn what foods your body can tolerate and which ones it cant. If you numbers are always depressingly high, no matter what you eat, then your therapy needs adjusting. Continue reading >>

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  1. babyfaye

    I just started Metformin my blood sugar before breakfast is between 110 and 115 but after breakfast?

    ... it go up between 175 and 194 is this normal new dx with diabetes

  2. butterflylynn

    Babyfaye,
    Yes it is normal that your blood sugars go up after you eat. Have you just started Metformin & are you on any other diabetic medications if so what ?
    I suggest you keep a log of your sugar before & after you eat. Then share those numbers with your doctor & see if they feel the numbers are normal.
    Also are you on the extended release Metformin ER?
    Diabetes is hard to get under control so it is very important that you provide your blood sugar numbers to your doctor. Best of luck & let me know if I can help in any other way. Best of luck, Kathy
    Votes: +1 Comment Vote up Report

  3. BA babyfaye

    Thank you for ur help I have an appt with the diabetes clinic on the 14th no other meds.

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Metformin 500 mg review is here! If you want to know about Metformin how it works and Metformin side effects and also lots of other answers of questions related to metformin is given in this video.

Metformin | Diabetesnet.com

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 15:57 -- Richard Morris Two drugs from the biguanide class, metformin and phenformin, were developed in 1957. Unfortunately, phenformin reached the U.S. market first and resulted in several deaths from lactic acidosis. When this risk surfaced, phenformin was pulled from drugstore shelves worldwide. Metformin was eventually found to be 20 times less likely to cause lactic acidosis, but it was tainted by the history of its cousin. Metformin first became available in France in 1979 and has been widely used in Europe since then, but it was not cleared for use in Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. until 1994. Target Organ: Liver, secondary effects on muscle and fat. Action: Lower glucose production by liver, increase number of insulin receptors Side Effects: bloating, fullness, nausea, cramping, diarrhea, vit B12 deficiency, headache, metallic taste, agitation, lactic acidosis Contraindications: DKA, alcoholism, binge drinking, kidney or liver disease, congestive heart failure, pregnancy, use of contrast media, surgery, heart attack, age > 80 Metformin is a chemical kin to the French lilac plant, which was noted in the early 1900’s to lower the blood sugar. However, French Continue reading >>

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  1. bjali

    What should my blood sugar levels be after fasting while taking metformin?

    What would be considered high? I checked my blood sugar before breakfast everyday for a week and my blood sugar levels were between 9 and 10.9 I've been on metformin for around 3 months now.

  2. JC jcolson

    You cannot reli on metformin to give you a certain amount of lowering the blood sugars, that is not what it does. The purpose of metformin is to regulate the liver and its secreation of glucose, although it will help you in lowering your blood sugar numbers, it won't do it for you, you have to do the work yourself. So, your numbers are going to be where you put them, metformin just helps you out doing it.

  3. BJ bjali

    Ok thank you that is helpful to know, I don't seem to get the right info from my health care team.

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