Taking metformin hcl tab 500mg 2 times daily for low blood sugar. When should i see an increase in my blood sugar and how long do i have to continue taking this med - forever?
Metformin - How long to work and do I take forever?
Question posted by stacy1022 on 20 Feb 2012
Last updated on 20 February 2012 by suzanne66
Metformin is a drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes. It is given to lower blood sugar. It may take several weeks to 2 to 3 months to get your blood sugar readings where they should be. Please be patient. Make sure you follow your doctors instructions and take Metformin as directed. Be sure to watch your diet and adopt some form of regular exercise.
Unfortunately you will probably need to take Metformin (or other diabetes medication) for the rest of your life.
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