I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes November, 2011. Started 500 MG metformin twice daily. My AIC went down from 7.2 to 5.9. Have been able to lose close to 20 lbs & am watching what I eat--trying to lower carbs.
My question to you all is--I'm still getting morning fasting levels too high. I've had a few over 200 & several in the 140-160 range. I've had about 3 normals in all this time. Other times are better--especially the meal taking metformin. But to get that low A1C it seems I must be having some lows sometime.
Spoke to Dr. today & he seems satisfied even with the too high readings. Asked him about extended release Metformin & he seemed to not know it existed. Thinks as long as the average on A1C is ok, then it's ok. I told him I'm aware that average is a good tool but disregards highs & lows. So he became sarcastic & asked me if I wanted to be sticking my fingers every minute of the day.
Fellow diabetics & medical people--what do you think? I'm considering seeing an endocrinologist.