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Hunger and Glucose Levels

I am new to this diagnosis, so I am still learning what it means and how to deal with it.  Anyway, I started taking the 500 mg dose of Metformin twice a day about two months ago.  I was told to come in for a fasting glucose test, so I did.  When the test was done I had not had anything to eat for twelve hours and was famished.  I also had a headache that didn't disappear until after I had eaten.  To my surprise the blood glucose level came back as high -- 170.  How can it be that I was so hungry but the glucose level was high?  That seems counter intuitive to me,
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144586 tn?1284666164
As Waverider stated hunger and glucose levels are not related.

Discuss this with your physician.

You are a good candidate for Lantus. Or upping the Metformin to 100 mg. And/or adding glyburide.

And of course, losing weight and exercising...
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1526834 tn?1295378504
i have diabetes myself and yea it's weird. I've been hungry as well and had a high glucose level but if it's still kind of high then you might be a type 1 diabetic which means you might have to go on the shots. Or the doctor might up it to 1000 mg in the mornin and 1000 at night on your metformin
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141598 tn?1355671763
It may seem counterintuitive but hunger and glucose levels are two separate processes. Hunger is what your body craves vs excess sugar circulating in your blood stream. Make sense?
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