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barb10562 posted:
This morning my fasting was 61 and after 2 hrs was 78- guess I should eat a little more huh? My endo switched me to metformin from actos and told me I might have to eat more. Maybe he can cut the met to a lower dose. I should mention that I also take glyburide.
davedsel57 responded:
I've taken Metformin and Glyburide for several years. I believe it would be the Glyburide that is causing your lows. Rather than eating more, I would think a call to your doctor would be more beneficial.

auriga1 responded:
Agree with Dave. The glyburide does cause lows in patients that use it.

As Dave suggested, call your doctor to see if a lower dose would be beneficial. It doesn't make sense to feed your medication. The same thing has happened to me, as I take insulin. The dosages have been lowered so I would not need to feed the insulin.

The less carbs you eat, the less mediction or insulin you need. Not a medical professional; only speaking from experience.

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