What would be considered high? I checked my blood sugar before breakfast everyday for a week and my blood sugar levels were between 9 and 10.9 I've been on metformin for around 3 months now.
You cannot reli on metformin to give you a certain amount of lowering the blood sugars, that is not what it does. The purpose of metformin is to regulate the liver and its secreation of glucose, although it will help you in lowering your blood sugar numbers, it won't do it for you, you have to do the work yourself. So, your numbers are going to be where you put them, metformin just helps you out doing it.
The American Diabetes Association recommends the following target ranges for most adults:
between 70 and 130 mg/dl before meals
below 180 mg/dl within two hours after eating
general reading of A1C at 7 percent
fasting reading of eAG at 154 mg/dl
Your levels are a little high. You should talk with your doctor.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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