Just started on Metformin, 1 week today ...My numbers are staying in the 70-105 range consistently for the last few days. I put this in my blog post but I am too lazy to retype so I just copy and paste here. Seems the forum discussions gets more comments than the blogs and I am hoping for a bit of feedback on this.I think this is normal if the Metformin is working but I thought it took like 6 weeks so I am surprised at my good numbers so quickly. Of course, I am testing a lot and being very careful about my diet/carbs...thanks guys! Any experiences/comments?
From blog post:
I am wondering if it is working OK because my numbers have been staying low (why I am complaining you wonder?). According to the booklet for the meter, if my display is correct when I put my strip in the device in working properly which it is doing. There is a glucose control test I can do but it seems so confusing.
For example, last night I had a higher carb meal (1/2 cup of beans) because I am adding thing to my meager meals (which were just mostly vegggies before) and my BS was the same before as after. 87. Is this the Metformin doing its job?
For the last 4 days, my numbers have been staying mostly between 70 and 105. Is it normal when on the meds and doing a good diet (and yes, I started exercising - 30 on bike) for them to stay pretty consistent and not spike or go down significantly? They did go up the first time on the bike the other day - but I haven't exercised in a while and the nurse said that was not to worry about because it is the muscles releasing sugar. (my muscles are pretty out of shape)
For example, this morning I had my low carb toast and peanut butter and a cup of unsweetened hemp milk which I couldn't have at the a few days ago because it made my sugars go up. But now it seems to be OK. 82 when I woke up and 84 two hours after I ate. Btw, What is the "safe" number to go to bed at? I thought I read somewhere that is was 100. I eat a later dinner (like around 7or 8 ish because I don't want a growling tummy in the middle of the night).
I guess I feel alright (not hyper or hypo symtpoms). I still don't feel all that great after I take my Metformin (I take it after breakie and after lunch on full stomach) like today my skin is bothering me again which happens after I take the Metformin sometimes. This morning I was puffy when I woke up so I wonder if I am drinking too much water but it is going away. I know it has only been a week though so I am trying not to freak out at very weird new feeling I get after I take the meds.
I am still trying to find a doctor and I want to ask all these questions when I go. Nothing wrong than not being sure if things are normal but having no one to ask or call. My goal is to have an appointment by the end of next week.