I'm somewhat worried. I went to a new endocrinologist and he took me off my Metformin HCL and placed me on Metformin ER. Wronggg.... It is not working. I was taking the Metformin HCL 1000 grams, 2 x a day. I was also taking Levamir 60 units in the morining and 80 in the evening. He stopped the morning dose and I am to only take the evening dose. I take Novolog on a sliding scale. He states that I am taking too much insulin.
I'm to see him again today (which isbeen one week since my initial visit). I'm worried he will think I have not been trying very hard to keep a healthy blood sugar level. My blood sugar level in the morinings for the past week have been in the 200's and have not come down during the day. In the past, my morning sugars were around 126 ro 149. I went back to taking the Metformin HCL because I just cannot see me going through high levels. I was also placed on Byetta, which, I have taken before (under another doctor) and lost 50 lbs., but it seemed to have stopped working and my A1c was up. Am I panicking too soon or, should I stay with the physician and give him a chance to straightened out my blood sugars.