i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes way back in 1994. since then, i had been fighting a mostly losing battle of the bulge with my weight. luckily, the prescribed medications i was taking helped me somewhat "manage" my blood sugar levels. in 2008 after retirement and facing a sedentary lifestyle,...my bad back and sore knees led me to take up cycling again as a way to get some daily aerobic exercise. then, this year, after finally getting really serious with my diet and my cycling, i was able to get my A1C level down to 6.0 for the first time in a very long time!
okay, enough about the past,...here is my current situation,...my doctor was concerned that the Glyburide (5mg tab daily) medication i have been taking for all these many years, might create a dangerous low blood sugar reaction now that i have my glucose "under control". so he has switched me to Metformin (850mg tab daily). does anyone here have experience with a change from Glyburide to Metformin? are there any surprises i should expect from taking Metformin? is there a good time of day to take a daily dose if i do my cycling or workout during the late afternoon - early evening hours? is there any other advice or suggestions concerning Metformin? thanks in advance for all your replies and help.