Increase Metformin Dose


When I wake up in the morning, I am in the 140’s. My Dad, who is T2, has the same problem. My old endo said it could be genetic and I might just be one of those people who wakes up higher. I only test 2x and my second reading is always in range 75-110. I was put on 500 mg of Metformin 2x daily. I have since moved and have a new endo. At my last appointment, my doc said my numbers are good but she wants to increase my Metformin to 1000mg 2x daily. I am still waking up in the 130-140 range. I am not noticing a change in my morning numbers with the increased dose. I’m just kind of curious as to why the dose was increased. Do I have the Dawn Phenomenon?


Yes it’s probably dawn phenomenon. The only way you will really be able to get answers though is with frequent testing or a CGM so that you can see the trace and pinpoint when you start to rise.


I also have this sometimes but i consulted my doctor and she said its normal.

Hope this helps.