Okay so the more I research the subject the more confused I become. I am currently diagnosed as a "type2" diet and exercise controlled only with an A1C of 6.0. I pretty much have to exercise just to eat. I am considering going on metformin especially at night as I am struggling to get my fasting glucose down however, I am curious does starting medicine destroy beta cells or help preserve them? I know high blood sugar kills beta cells but what about medicine? Would I destroy more beta cells by trying to put off taking meds and having some higher blood sugars or by taking meds? I am concerned about starting meds as well because I have been diagnosed so young and am wondering if your body becomes used to the dosage and you just have to keep increasing after you start them. Anyone taken Metformin for years? HELP! I want to save my beta cells!!lol any advice would be so very much appreciated!