I have a question. Or two.
I was officially diagnosed with pre-diabetes in Jan this year. I've heard the "you're insulin resistant" and "you're glucose intolerant" for a while now but the docs never seemed to be concerned so neither was I. I researched it once but didn't find much. I have other disabilities that demanded more attention. And I've always felt that diabetes was going to happen no matter what I did. My great-grandfather, grandmother, mother, aunt, and both brothers have/had diabetes. My father was hypoglycemic when I was a kid. It was a pendulum swinging over me, going to smack me sooner or later. I wish I had know that weight loss and diet change could have stopped the swinging or at least slowed it down!
Anyway, I got the dx in January, and was put on Metformin in March after using the meter to document how it was going despite the drastic change in diet. I take just 500 ER each morning. My A1C in January was 4.7, in March was 5.8 (which is why I was put on medication) and a few weeks ago it was 5.6. Overall, I've lost about 20lbs and have cut my carbs down a lot.
Now here's the question. I mentioned to the doc how, after a huge spike after some meals, I drop like a rock and hit hypoglycemia (<70 with lowest being 59) at about the 4 hr mark. Sooner if I actually exercise or engage in some sort of activity. She said Metformin isn't responsible for that drop. I thought it odd she would say that since I wasn't blaming the med at all.
What is responsible for that drop? Is the drop just part of being a newly stumbling T2? What can I do to stop it from happening? I'm afraid to eat anything because the blood sugar is so high (the higher the spike, the lower the drop). What can I eat at the 3hr mark, even if the BG is still above 140?