I take metaphormin twice a day 500 mg plus a glipizide. My blood sugar never goes down I feel I am eating right! my blood sugar this morning was 250 then 2hrs after lunch 430 I don't feel my meds are helping and I really don't want to be put on insulin so can someone tell me please what else I can do I have also started walking at night. Or what I should ask my Dr.




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Hi Kendy,

Start writing a food diary. Write down everything you put in your mouth, and the time you ate it. Also record your physical activity, and your blood sugars. It might also be a good idea to record the GI and GL of foods you eat too - use www.glycemicindex.com to look it up. That way, you'll get an idea of how your body is reacting to the food you eat, and you'll be able to identify 'problem' foods.

The information at bloodsugar101.com is an excellent resource. In particular, visit the page called
How to Get Your Blood Sugar Under Control
. There's also a ton of great information on meds.
obviously talk to your doctor. BE sure you've been correctly diagnosed Type 1 or type 2. Your current medication won't help a type 1 However what do you mean by "eating right"? Yours is a low dose of Metformin and it can't do all the work for you, To manage on this low dose, even with the Glipizide, You need to control your carb intake. You could start by cutting your carb portions in half and checking to see what effect that has. If you are already on "Reduced" carbs, then the doctor is likely to be your only answer.
Insulin is not a simple solution. It comes with "bagage" such as the risk of hypos and the likelyhood of weight gain.




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