Is both normal ... my metformin is 1000mg..I am afraid of side effects. ..I seem past tge metformin ones
What is your blood sugar with just the metformin. Your dr wouldn't have ordered both if he didn't think you needed them. If you don't keep your blood sugar down the complications from that are way more then any side effect would be. Take your pills. If you have bad side effects call the dr. These pills work differently and you often use a combination of meds to control blood sugar.
Those numbers are really high. Both these medications have been around for a while now, and are routinely prescribed for Type II Diabetes. Also, perhaps ask your doctor if your Metformin dose could be higher - I am on 2000 mgs per day. Ideally you want your fasting blood level to be below 100, so you still have aways to go. Definite damage is being done to your body at those levels. Talk to your doctor - ask why is he/she prescribing both? Are both really necessary? If through diet and exercise your levels fall will you be able to go off some of the diabetes meds? But remember, diabetes is a progressive Illness - it is a battle for the rest of your life. You want all the help you can get. Regards - EJ23
Hello Brady. Just wanted to say the others are giving good information. And you are taking this to heart which will make your life so much better. Glad you are now taking both meds and enjoy the walk. It is hard to do it all at once with changing how you eat so take your time and avoid the troubling foods. Soon you will be heading for a gym. Lol. Whenever you need encouragement and support you will find it here. Keep going and best wishes to you. Karen
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