I have been a Type 2 diabetic for many years now. Never have really concerned myself with the diabetes, due to not having insurance, unemployed, etc.
I finally got to see a physician who put me on Metformin 1000 mgs 2 times a day. I took that with no ill effects. I went and saw him again, and all they do at his clinic is a finger stick. No FBG, no A1C, etc. He then added Gluctrol XL 2.5 mgs 1 time a day. The first day I took it, my sugars were 197. I know this is high, but for me I felt hypoglycemic. My sugars typically run in the high 200's to high 300's.
I began drinking fluids to get my sugars back up.
I went back to the doctor to discuss dropping the sugars more slowly. He jumped all over me and told me I needed to continue taking the medications. He did not care about my feelings whatsoever.
I quit taking both of the medications, and quit seeing him.
I have begun seeing another physician. He told me if I didn't get serious about my diabetes he and I were going to have some serious problems.
He put me on Metformin 1000 mgs 2 times a day.
As you can imagine I am fearful about taking this medication again. My sugars I am sure are a lot higher.
How can I bring my sugars down SLOWLY, so I do not have the feelings of hypoglycemic? I would like to get my sugars in the normal range. How long will this take also?
Thanks for everybody's opinion and input.