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I was diagnosed type 2, 3 years ago with an HbA1c of 60. ( 7.6% ).
I was prescribed Metformin, 1000mg a day, taken 500 mg at breakfast and 500 mg at dinner.
Since 2016, by paring carbs to the bone and exercising, it steadily fell to 41 ( 5.9%) at my blood test last December.
The nurse said I should reduce the Metformin to 500mg, taken with dinner. I wasn't keen, so since January I have been cutting my 500mg tablet in half at breakfast and taking 500mg at dinner. So I have been having three quarters of what I took for 3 years. ie 750mg.
My last blood test, last week, showed that my HbA1c has gone up to 42 (6%). An increase of 1 or .1% in 3 months.
Now my GP has said I must only take 500mg a day. As my levels rose in 3 months by reducing my dose by a quarter, I am expecting that reducing the dose to half, they will rise further.
My question is, isn't it better to be as close to a "normal" level as possible? Why does it seem that I am being punished for all my dedicated efforts?
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