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Type 1 and Metformin

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I'm a Type 1, on MDI of Novolog and Lantus, and my Endo recently put me on Metformin to help with insulin resistance.  Have any other Type 1 women been given Metformin?  I started it on Monday and I know I should probably give it a week or two before noticing any results, but I'm discouraged because I'm not noticing results fast enough (not a patient patient when it comes to new medications).  Thoughts?
posted Apr 27 in Conversation by juliew (490 points)

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I found that Metformin contributed to exercise lows and also that I had a difficult time adjusting my basal dose.  This was just after my DX and no one had really explained to me what basal insulin was supposed to do or how to adjust the level to balance the Metformin. YDMV--good luck!
answered Apr 29 by TortieGirl (3,410 points)
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This is an interesting topic to me. On one hand I'd like to try it but I'm afraid to. I'm ashamed to admit that some of the doctors I come across will think I'm type two and judge me the way I see my friends w T2D treated and that scares me!! I'm not proud of feeling this way but I'm trying to be totally honest.
answered May 10 by sbrooks (920 points)
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Regarding sbrooks' comment about fearing judgement by doctors - that is upsetting to know people, especially doctors are judging for having a disease of any kind.  I have learned to state very clearly to doctors what my health concerns are, and what I want. I know longer say "I have diabetes', but say, "I have Type 1 diabetes". I sometimes just say "I have Type 1" and let them fill in the blank. But that doesn't really address the issue of doctors, and people in general, being judgmental about people with Type 2 diabetes. A more important lesson is to not let other people's judgments affect you or define you or make you feel less of yourself.
answered May 10 by janmosso (1,040 points)
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