I’m so glad I found this web site; it has been very helpful and educational. Thank you.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes last month with an A1C of 10.9. Dr. started me with one Metformin ER 500. The next week he upped to two Metformin 500, my numbers were still high so after 10 days he added one Amaryl 2mg twice daily. Right after being diagnosed I started a diet of 1,200 calories and a daily brisk walk. My numbers did go steadily down with 104 being the lowest, and then life happened.
Hubby and I went on a trip to visit family. 1st mistake… I forgot my meds, so I didn’t take them for 4 days till I found a Walgreens. 2nd mistake… I do not know how to deal with family gatherings and all the bad food served, so I ate like a regular person. Still I checked my BG and it never went over 119 fasting. I have been taking my meds regularly for 4 days and this morning when I checked my BG was 170 fasting. Have I messed up the meds accumulation in my body? I do keep a diary of my entire food intake, and I did have a ½ tsp of honey with my green tea yesterday. Would this explain the high numbers?