Originally Posted by dream77
I don't find enough info on Metformin ill effects but I do finmd info that people who are highly predisposed to be diabeteic and have leaning high BS could prevent the onset of a full fledged T2 diabetes.
That's interesting. I saw studies that showed it did little as a preventitive measure. But then again, there is always contradicting research.
Your 1ac may provide some insight on why the docs are thinking of met given your reasonable,albeit not low, numbers.
I remember someone telling me his doc said met has less success with lean and borderline diabetics. I know it didn't do anything for me. I had 0 side effects and 0 benefit.
There is a lot of info on giving tummy aches, gas and other gastro annoyances. Some it's mild and passes. Others is more severe. Slow release met and a gradual buildup of doses helps some
There is a publicized risk related to kidneys's lactic acidosis, but apparently it is very rare.
The advantage of Met is that it is cheap and been around for a long time. I never heard of pregnancy issue, but have never listened for them. A really quick search showed a several indications it was safe.
Uma_anne recently started taking it, she may be able to say what she has seen.