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I am completely baffled. I have been Type II for 2 years. I started off with Glucophage (1,500 mg) which I couldn't tolerate. I have lost 70 lbs. My doctor put me on 4mg of Amaryl which he cut in half after I had daily episodes of 60 and lower. When the doctor switched me to 2mg of Amaryl, my A1C was 5.4.

Now, I'm seeing a new doctor (a specialist) as I also have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. He seems disturbed that my morning readings are running between 140-170. I'm not eating at night before bed. He put me on Glucophage XR (1,000 mg) which again, I couldn't tolerate. Now I'm on 5 mg of glipizide at night (in addition to my 2mg of Amaryl in the morning). If that doesn't bring down my morning readings, he wants me to take 6 units of insulin at night. Does this make any sense? I still have a lot of weight to lose so in addition, he's raised my Synthroid and given me a diuretic as well. I just can't figure out this needing insulin with an A1C of 6.0 yesterday.