I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance Nov 2011. I am keeping total daily carbs under 45grams per day. Also once or twice a week I will have a glass of sugar free lemonade w/ 1.5 oz of flavored vodka (zero sugar, BUT 6-8 total carbs). Taking METFORMIN, HCL ER 2000mg (since 11/4/11 worked my way up to full dose). Total calories Added : ps I just read somewhere that I should be taking my metformin with full glass of water. Could this interfere w/metformins' effect to help the insulin resistance?????? Added : pps the carbs I consume are 99% from vegetables, either green leafy or steamed/frozen Hi, as you probably know, metformin aids weight loss by reducing your natural instinct of hunger, so you eat less. So it is really down to you to loose the weight by eating healthily which it sounds that you are. in the pas 8 months without trying, it suppressed the urge for sugar, carbs and salty foods. My daughter just found out they were putting her on metformin for her sugar and told her she needs to lose weight but haven't given us any info on any diet so I'm going to look the different flours an pasta. Purely from shakes and 2 litres of water/tea with aloe. To be honest i would have expected you to have lost some weight already... However, for the last 2 months I have felt the effects have minimized. on my next visit to find out if it's effect is over. I'm pretty good about my diet and my only vice is cannabis(admittedly a good amount) but I don't do caffeine, alcohol or nicotine at all I started taking the same low dose on this past tuesday. Thank you I have just been prescribed metformin 1000mg once a day for PCOS. I've packed it all back on now rapidly and so glad I have a tool to utilise with my strategy to get me to where I want to be with my weight. Ps stay away from anything in a packet, as preservatives and toxins retain fat cells. there are foods which can hinder you weight loss, such as foods that increase your blood sugar levels, so you need to be aware of these. I've been taking a low dose(only 500mg a day) for 2 months and dropped 20lbs. I had weighed myself for the first time in a couple months two thursdays ago (6/11/15) and I weighed 284. I started Metformin 750mg, 2pills a day from yesterday for problems associated with PCOS. I cut out white bread, white rice and white potatoes (well occasional potatoes). Im down 7 so far and ive been on it less than a week. @Jessica May I know what is the diet plan you are on? I am not a diabetic and ise this med for my hormones and it works great. I am going to add a link to a website that lists the things you should/should not be doing whilst taking the metformin, including dietary suggestions. My Np recommended using to help assist weight loss. I started the 500mg a day dose this past tuesday 6/16. What I did do was cut out all sugar except for the teaspoon i put in my coffee in the morning. I also cut out white rice, pasta and very rarely eat white potatoes. I started my diabetic journey weighing 274.3 lbs and I am down to 263.3... Before yesterday, I am doing exercise from a month and on healthy diet from 2weeks, there is no change in my weight, I am little [email protected], Please guys anyone who lost weight can you please post me the diet. I've been taking Metformin 2000 mg for the last 8 months for type2 diabetes and I've lost ~20 lbs. I do something like the paleo diet only fruit, veggies, and meat. you mentioned about shakes and water, is that means having liquids without any other food.. What time of the day is best to take he Metformin for weight loss? Parker boats proudly serves in commercial, governmental agencies, recreational and high-tech sports fishing use around the world. To experience the pure genuine pleasure that comes from handling a fine quality boat, visit the Parker dealer in your area.
Amongst the medical professionals and generally in the medical fraternity there is a raging debate as to whether it is prudent to begin a metformin therapy. The question that begs for an answer is whether the claims that there are benefits in starting a metformin therapy are they real? The type 2 diabetes is treated through the use of metformin. It is therefore of great importance that it should be established without a shadow of doubt whether metformin for weight loss works. If it does work the use of metformin to help in weight loss could be a major medical breakthrough that would become like a double edged sword treating type 2 diabetes while at the same time assisting those who are overweight lose their weight without the risk of their bodies being harmed in the process. Metformin can be defined as a medication that is oral by nature and hypoglycemic that is used in bringing down sugars amounts in the blood. It is suggested that Metformin should be introduced immediately as part of the early treatment for type 2 diabetes. Not only has new research told us how metformin really works, but a new biomarker was found that can determine the optimal dose of metformin that should be used to get the best results for each patient. Research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center reveals that the drug most commonly used in Type 2 diabetics who don’t need insulin works on a much more basic level than once thought, treating persistently elevated blood sugar — the hallmark of Type 2 diabetes — by regulating the genes that control its production. Investigators say they have zeroed in on a specific segment of a protein called CBP made by the genetic switches involved in overproduction of glucose by the liver that could present new targets for drug therapy of the disease. In healthy people, the liver produces glucose during fasting to maintain normal levels of cell energy production. After people eat, the pancreas releases insulin, the hormone responsible for glucose absorption. Once insulin is released, the liver should turn down or turn off its glucose production, but in people with Type 2 diabetes, the liver fails to sense insulin and continues to make glucose. The condition, known as insulin resistance, is caused by a glitch in the communication between liver and pancreas.
Hi, as you probably know, metformin aids weight loss by reducing your natural instinct of hunger, so you eat less. So it is really down to you to loose the weight by eating healthily which it sounds that you are. When the dose is too low, however, it may not seem to work at all. Bottom line is that many people with diabetes may not be getting enough metformin or not getting it at the right times.