I have type II. My MD has me on Lantus 58 units, Metformin 850 three times a day, Actos 45 mg, and has started me on a new one- Onglyza 5 mg daily. My sugars are lower in general- my A1C dropped from 12 to 9 and I hope is continuing to drop. My lows are frequent and very dramatic- down to 30 three or more times a week. I don't have the horrid highs much anymore- but will randomly wake up with a 250 or have a 350 when I've been fasting for 6 hours or so and had a low carb meal. I spend over $130/month on meds and would like to reduce this. So is Glipizide a safe med for type II who have wide swings in sugar control?