I have NIDDM Type 2. I was diagnosed many years ago. I just recently got interested in trying to get my sugars under control.
Three months ago I went to the doctor and my A1C was 9.3. My physician put me on Metformin 2000 mgs per day in divided doses.
The other day I went back and my A1C had dropped to 7.9. My physician tells me that they want it lower than that so he adds Amaryl 4 mgs.
Thursday I cut the Metformin back to 1000 mgs and took the Amaryl in 2 divided doses with meals (one in the am, and another in the afternoon).
I checked my FBG on Friday morning and it was still high.
I took 500 mgs of Metformin the morning and 2 mgs of the Amaryl with my morning meal as well.
Friday night I had 64 oz of 8.1% beer. The beer has a lot of carbs in it. I have also noticed that when I do drink my sugars are high.
This morning (Saturday), I got up, and was feeling drunk. I checked my sugar and it was 96. I was feeling hypoglycemic. I ate a glucose tab and went ahead to work. On the way I stopped and got a large bottle of Powerade and a Bottle of Grape Juice. I drank the Grape Juice very rapidly and on the way the Powerade.
I began feeling nauseous. When I got to work and checked my sugars they were 125.
This morning, I didnt get to eat breakfast until late, and so I chewed on Glucose tabs. I ate 2 and when I did get to eat I checked my sugars again and this time they were still in the 120-130 range.
Any advice about dosing, how I can keep from feeling like crap, what I can do to keep from going "low" this soon, as my body is not ready nor use to this, etc. will be greatly appreciated.