It really depends how you tested your Blood Sugar. I have two meters that I use everyday. They are never the same. They are sometimes have a 50 point spread. And that’s testing within the same minute.
I did some quick research to find that the US Food and Drug push…Er… Administration say that BG meters can be off by as much as 20%. That’s a huge margin of error in my book. I would think 5% should be the cut off point. But they chose 20%. That like saying a test of 100, could actually be anywhere from 80 to 120. That’s a 40 point spread right there!
So an actual BG level of 80 could be measured as +/- 16. So could show 64 to 96 and be considered just fine.
As for Metformin. I stopped taking mine back in November. Because I had missed a couple of days due to ‘reasons’ and my BG levels improved and leveled out over time. They weren’t as spikey as before.
From what I have learned about Metformin is there is little to worry about it when it comes to lowering BG. As it’s helping the glucose get to where it needs to go. It’s not stopping production of it. I’ve also read some interesting things about how it may also help IR (insulin resistance) heal, or become less resistive.
I would NOT recommend going cold turkey with it though like I did. My doctor said going cold turkey on it WILL CAUSE A MAJOR BG SPIKE. [pinch of salt here].
Check with your Endocrinologist. Always, always check with your doctor before modifying your meds. They might not be telling you something, because, well, you know, we are the peons, they are the high and mighty. But seriously, there could be other reasons to take it. Talk to the doctor, maybe lowering it would be a good idea. Personally I’m thinking of getting my prescription changed from 1,000 mg 2x a day (that I’m no longer taking anyway) to a minimal dosage 1x a day. If the benefits to using it are true.