I am confused, my father in law is an insulin dependent diabetic and has to adjust according to his BS. I am not sure if taking it regularly is the thing to do.
Kaismama gave you a great answer. I just want to add, when your blood sugar is too high, take a look back at what you ate. Your blood glucose goes up when you consume too many carbs. Cut your carbs back and your sugars will be better. Anytime you eat carbs, you need to eat protein with it. You need some carbs to function but not all carbs are good carbs. The ones to avoid are simple carbs and a basic way to remember what they are is anything with white flour or white sugar, white rice, potatoes especially potatoes without the skins like mashed potatoes. Avoid foods made with these. They are empty calories. Choose carbs wisely-whole grains, fruits, sweet potatoes, small portions of potato preferably with skin are ok but dont eat often, brown rice, etc. If your sugar is low you can eat a refined carb to bring it up but eat a protein too to keep the glucose levels stable-think things like crackers and peanut butter, 1/2 a turkey sandwich, apple with peanut butter things like that.
One of the best things you can do as a diabetic is to take a class with a dietician to teach you how to eat right.
You did not specify on the Metformin mg.How many mg. are you taking a day?Is it XL,or regular?You could also add another diabetic drug such as Glucotrol,with your Metformin.You can take up two 1,ooo mg. Of Metformin XL a day.Talk with your doctor if you cannot stablize your levels.Also make sure you have a good meter and your strips are not expired.Sometimes I have forgotten to change the code with a new bottle of test strips.And this can really make your results wrong.Good Luck!
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