When I was diagnosed with Type II about three years ago I was put on 15 mg of Actos which worked very well in lowering my blood sugar. However, I read it causes weight gain and perhaps may not be good for post menapausal women's bones. Anyway, I asked my doctor to change me to another med. He prescribed 500 mg Metformin TR. That was about four or five weeks ago and it is not doing near as good a job as the Actos did.
I also take herbs to help my blood sugar: Alpha Lipoic Acid 200 mg per day; Chromium 200 mg Gymnema sylvestre 250 mg; Vadanyl Sulfate 15 mg. I don't know how much these herbs help.
Any comments out there?