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  • With constant monitoring of my blood glucose, I was able to make an accurate observation that it is really fast acting

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      My doctor was unsure if the Diabetes that I have is really Type 1. There are test to make sure of this but it is expensive and it may not be really worth. Type 1 Diabetics no longer produces insulin in their bodies, so the treatment of choice has always been to supply synthetic insulin thru everyday shots.

      I asked my doctor if it is possible for me to combine oral medication while simultaneously lowering the insulin units that I


      inject everyday. He was open to the idea.

      He prescribed METFORMIN. With constant monitoring of my blood glucose, I was able to make an accurate observation that it is really fast acting.

      I take it with my breakfast and when I check my blood glucose levels 2 hours after, I get 120-130 mg/dL on the average. This is quite a good reading for me because I used to get 170 mg/dL and above on the average without the metformin.

      ...


      • Another good thing about using this medication based on a recent research that I made, is that it used by Obstetrician & Gynecologist to treat Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Through its effect on hormone production, menstruation is regulated.

        In some women, combining metformin with provera and clomid ( fertility drugs) can deal with infertility issues. This is my long-term goal right after I have a normal A1C levels for at least a year.

        So using metformin is like

        shooting two birds with one stone. I get to control my glucose levels and regulate my menstruation at the same time.

        I am still hoping that in my succeeding check-ups, metformin, my bolus insulin, diet and exercise will help me yield good results. I don’t know what its’ long term effect yet but so far, I have not experienced any of its’ side effects such as feeling short of breath, swelling or rapid weight gain, fever, chills, body aches and flu symptoms.




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