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RE: [IP] Double Diabetes?

Hi Richard

That's inspiring and just what I wanted to hear about people's success with
Metformin.  However, no-one has yet given me any idea what percentage to cut
my insulin by when I start.  I want to avoid a hypo and also not have to
give too large a correction.  Perhaps it is an impossible question for
anyone to give me any help with.


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Richard Vaughn
Sent: 05 July 2011 03:17
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Double Diabetes?

I have been type 1 for 65 years. In 1998 I was diagnosed with insulin
resistance, which is the defining characteristic of type 2. I have been a
double diabetic now for 13 years. I used Avandia tablets for 12 years and it
helped my resistance very much. Since Avandia has caused some people heart
problems, my doctor now has me using Metformin. In the few months I have
used Metformin I have lost 11 pounds. I have leveled off and my weight seems
to be stable now, I am only 6 pounds overweight. I take 1000 mg tablets, one
with breakfast, and one with dinner in the evening. My diabetes is very
stable with my insulin pump + Metformin. Some people have temporary gastric
problems with Metformin, but that almost always stops after 3 weeks oe so. I
did not have any side effects at all.

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 4:07 PM, June Searle <email @ redacted>wrote:

> Today it was suggested that as well as 50 years of Type 1, that I might
> also
> have Type 2.  It was suggested I might try Metformin to try to help with
> insulin resistance and weight loss.  The doctor has suggested a tablet in
> the morning and another before the evening meal.  I have been looking at
> Google and this probably sound OK and he has suggested trying it for 1
> month.  My question is, has anyone else done this and if so, how did they
> go
> about adjusting their insulin before starting.  I do not want to land
> myself
> with a big hypo if I can avoid it.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if this is
> answer to losing weight?  I think it is worth a try.  Please give your
> comments.
> June
> .
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