So, tomorrow I start on Metformin. I was diagnosed as type 1 in July, and have been on Novorapid and Lantus since my diagnosis. Since then, I’ve gone from 65kg to 75.1kg! This is despite taking very small amounts of insulin (2-4-6 novorapid and 6 units lantus- I’m still honeymooning!) and keeping my carbs between 60-80g. I’ve also been going to the gym reguarly since January.
Are there any other type 1’s taking Metformin, and if so, how are you finding it? Has it helped with weight loss? Have you experienced side effects? I’m guessing I’ll have to monitor my levels quite closely as I’ll be at greater risk of hypo’s… should the lantus be decreased as well as the novorapid?
I’m not too sure how long it will take to start working and affecting my levels… should I take the same units as usual for breakfast tomorrow, or slightly less? I’ve been told to take it with food tomorrow morning, and that’s about it!
I’ll be taking 1 pill in the morning for a week, then move on to 2, one in the am, one in pm after that.
Sorry for all the questions! Any advice/personal experience with Metformin would be great, as I dont really know what to expect from it. Thanks : )