I’ve just been put on Metformin and I am toying with the idea of restricting my carb intake even more.
Currently I’m trying to bring it down to about 20g of carb per meal at most - but am finding it a bit difficult.
I choose primarily low-GI carbs - multigrain bread, basmati rice, rice noodles (occasionally) and wholemeal pasta (very occasionally). If i am having veggie carbs like corn, I either limit the amount of carbs i have or don’t have them completely. I incorporate a lot of veggies into my diet and try to have fruit regularly.
I’m quite nervous about how carb intake is going to affect my sugars while on metformin. I’ve decided to stick to my usual diet first and make adjustments from there. Is that a good idea?
The diabetes nurses told me I still can have carbs, just pick low-GI items and watch the portion size. Is it silly to intend to go on a no-carb diet? I toyed with the idea for a while, but I also want to watch the amount of fat I take in. And I did hear that the Atkins diet is pretty unhealthy.
Is anyone on metformin and a low-carb diet? Or would anyone please give me some advice? I’m feeling quite lost this time.
For today my sugars were pretty good.
I’ve managed to stay within 4-6mmol the whole day, inclusive of post-prandial testing. But since I’m still new to the drug, could things worsen?