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8/27/12 9:20 A

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I think I'm going to try it, but be prepared to add in some Low GI fruit if needed. DH is going to do it with me, after we get back from Vacation!

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8/24/12 10:07 A

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You will still get some carbs from your vegetables. They don't have much, but they have enough. Metformin does more to increase you sensitivity to insulin than to actually lower your blood sugar directly. Maybe pick up a cheap glucose monitor from the store? The pricey part is the test strips, so check with the pharmacy counter as to which ones are cheapest (Wal-Mart has the Reli-On brand, I used to get those for $20/month without insurance, and the tester was only about $10). That way you can keep an eye on yourself, and you will KNOW for sure if your blood sugar drops.

I would do it, and keep taking the Metformin. Can you call the doctor and just talk to her or the nurse on the phone? They don't normally charge for that service.

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8/24/12 8:56 A

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I know I should talk to my Dr. but I just saw her last month, and I really don't have the money to make another appointment.

The Only reason I am concerned is because Phase 1 pretty much cuts out all carbs for 2 weeks. I was worried that that combined with the Met might actually cause low blood sugar.

But I want to take advantage of that kind of Detox phase. I guess I could stop taking the Met for 2 weeks? But I don't want to deal with the side effects when I start it again.

They do usually recommend South Beach phase 2 for IR and type 2 Diabetes.

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8/24/12 8:48 A

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My doctor actually recommended me to try South Beach when I first started Metformin (I'm on a lower dosage though)

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8/24/12 7:23 A

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Best thing to do is ask your doctor, but while on Metformin I don't think it would hurt you to try, they recommend us doing low carb anyway because of the insulin resistance, hence why we take the metformin. When you are not sure though, always ask a doctor of pharmacist.

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8/23/12 9:07 A

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I just turned 38, and DH and I decided that if we were going to try for another baby we have to do it now. The problem is that I am 40 pounds up from when I got pregnant with DD and I am still breastfeeding.

I got my Mirena removed a month ago, and have no had my cycle return. I am slowly trying to wean DD, and need to do something to jump start the weight loss.

My only concern about South Beach, is whether or not it's advisable to do Phase I (with almost no carbs) while taking 2000MG of Metformin a day.

Anyone else done South Beach while taking Met?

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