I am so glad that I found this group. So much info and support. I have been a T2 for almost 3 months. I am on Metformin 500mg 2x/day. When I was diagnosed my BS was 350 and my A1C was 10.1. A month later my BS was 179. I will be getting another A1C in one month.
Through the recommendations of this group, I began eating to my meter and have been able to keep my BS in the 120 range prior to eating and in the 130 range after eating. I adjusted when I take the Metformin to at midnight and at noon. It helps with my GI issues and it is keeping my fasting numbers in the 120-130 range upon waking. I have watch my carbs very closely and have been increasing my exercise. I also have lost 31 lbs since first being diagnosed.
My question for the more experienced here: Should I continue to strive to get my BS numbers even lower? When I met with the CDE, she stated that since I have been maintaining my BS in the recommended levels that I should be happy and just continue status quo not trying to improve the BS numbers.
When I dropped my BS from 350 to 179 in one month, my MD's office stated that I should aim for 100. Is that possible for T2's?
While I am not trying to pat myself on the back, I think I have been doing ok with this crummy disease. I would like to protect my eyes and feet and to keep complications at bay as long as possible. I would welcome any thoughts. Thanks