With blood sugars in the 400s you are at serious risk of complications. Could there be a possibility that you have type 1 instead of type 2 diabetes.
It is very likely that you need insulin. Can you get back to see a dr? This is urgent! You can have a stroke or heart attack with sugars this high.
Suggest that you also adopt a very low carb / ketogenic diet, with no added sugars/ grains/ sweet fruits and very limited carbs just from non0-starchy veges to also help control your blood sugars. But most important to see a Dr.
Please let us know how you are going! Very concerned about your situation.
Have you applied for Medicaid? What state are you in? You need regular care and checkups when you have diabetes. Make yourself walk. Make yourself eat no sweets and low carbs. If you go to a good dr it could be they'll put you on something else when you tell them the side effects.
I was prescribed metformin and declined to take it because I worry about diarrhea-I have recurrent polyps and family history of colon cancer.
My understanding is that metformin functions like a diuretic/stool softener-are you experiencing bowel issues as a result? Bowel issues can cause you to be dehydrated.
Very important you stay hydrated. NO FRUIT JUICES AND NO SODA POP UNLESS THEY ARE DIET/LOW CARB .
Lastly, your number readings are incomplete without knowing what you ate and when you ate it, before you tested.
This why the better clinics want you to be fasting prior to testing-to determine your baseline-this is also why they want you to test in the morning after a night's sleep and before eating again.
Completely healthy people can have a high reading if they just ate a large piece of birthday cake and drank a 2 litre bottle of pop!