Hello group, how are you all doing? With your diabetes newcomer it's very important to check your sugar, I use ultra Mini meter it's pretty accurate. Soon I'll be eating dinner and take my metformin any ideas what I have good eat and healthy any suggestion, I have eggs chicken.
I notice that been taken metformin for all about a week, and my stool sometime watery but other times it's normal, is that one part of the side effects just wondering
Thank you for explaining metformin, I knew about this drug is bad for my kidneys, everyone on the board told me it's safe to take, now I'll stop it on my own. I'll stop in tomorrow because I took the dose already, why people can't tell me the truth about the drug in the first place and tell me the site side effects. Thanks a lot. What gets me mad David and all the people told me don't worry about it just take it. For now on I'll just listen to my own instinct because I don't want my kidneys to get destroyed from the drug
Den we have all told you the truth. It is the safest drug out there for diabetes. You listen to one person - and then say we aren't telling the truth - how do you know the one person is telling you the truth? I am done here with you.........
Den - I've been taking way more metformin than you are taking. I've been on it for 11 years. My kidney function is perfect because metformin has helped me control my blood sugar. High blood sugar is bad for your kidneys and can cause kkidney failure. Metformin will help keep your kidneys healthy because it will keep your blood sugars lower.
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