keto + metformin

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I have diabetes and take Metformin.  I haven’t had any issues with being on Keto and taking Metformin as of yet.

 

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I am no medical expert but I have metformin to treat T2DM.  My personal theory is that once your A1C drops low enough, the effectiveness of metformin will decrease as there is less for it to do.  I can’t remember the source but one doctor I found that had an option on it said that they take their patients off the oral meds once their A1C is under 6%.

That said, there are other known benefits to taking metformin (micro biome, longevity) that you should look into when considering your options for continuing taking it.

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<Standard disclaimer that I’m not a doctor> But………….

My dad had T2D and with just a mild version of keto (general low carb paleo) his symptoms were completely resolved within a month.

Be careful with your meds though.  Keep your doc informed as you go.  You may need to adjust your dosage as your metabolism changes.

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Does anyone know why I can only get into light Ketosis when I am eating right.  I am a diabetic and this is very frustrating.

 

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JohnnyB,

Metabolisms, like anything else that is broken or ailing in your body, take time to heal. If you are diabetic then your metabolism has been very broken for a while now.

I also don’t know what the effects of whatever meds you are on could be having.

I would suggest taking the “light ketosis” you describe as a win for now and giving your body time to heal.

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