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Insulin Reasistance, blood sugar, and meformin
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Teiraluna926 posted:
Hello! two weeks ago I was diagnosed with severe insulin resistance. my blood labs came back with my blood glucose levels perfectly normal, by my insulin was through the roof. My doc put me on metformin. right now I'm at 500mg and increase it to 1000mg on Tuesday. I really haven't seen many stomachs side effects other than nausea. since I started taking it, my blood sugar has been high in the mornings, 124 this morning. I have also had problems with dizziness, especially for 2-3 hours after eating. has anyone else experienced this? what did you do? ( the next time I can get in to see a doc is July 11 th or after)
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jasononsweets responded:
Wish mine was 124...... that is not bad
 
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An_251837 responded:
Can you call your doctor and talk to him/her? It sounds to me (I am NOT a doctor) that it may be as simple as increasing your dose of Metformin. Your doctor may also want to add an additional oral medication. I am currently taking 2000 mg of Metformin plus 10 mg of Glyburide per day. My fasting blood sugar is averaging between 90-110.

Bottom line, it is always best to discuss medication changes with your doctor asap.
 
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flutetooter responded:
Did your doctor mention cutting way back or cutting out your white starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, breads, rice and cereals? Try keeping a log of what you eat and how much between now and your appointment. Log how you feel 1 hr. and 2-3 hours after you eat. Take your blood glucose 2 hours after a meal and whenever you feel dizzy. What were your lab blood glucose numbers? and were they just the fasting number or the A1c, which gives you a 3 month average of all minutes and hours of your glucose? When your body produces excess insulin and the metformin allow that insulin to work by facilitating the entrance of insulin carrying the sugars into your cells, it may suddenly be making you low in sugar. Again, take your blood glucose when this happens and log the results for your doctor. Your glucose could also be going very high after a meal because you are eating too many carbs (sugars) for your body and you begin to feel better after the insulin escorts some of the sugar out of your blood. A meter check 1 hour after you eat would show you just how high your sugars are going. This information can be very helpful to your doctor. A third possibility is that your body may just be getting used to more normal blood sugar and insulin levels. Sometimes this takes a bit of time.
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