Being diagnosed as a new type 2 diabetic a couple of years ago was devastating. The doctor has prescribed the catch all drug Metformin starting out at 500mg a day to finally 2500mg a day and it never helped my blood sugar stabilize. This medicine made food taste weird, it was not helpful for my diabetic management. I felt like if anything it was a placebo. Trying to explain this to the medical community was really a joke. They are so hard pressed to prescribe Metformin and only added more pills with the highest dosage. I realize this might be one incident or I might be atypical but I do think there is alot of flourishment with this medicine and some people like me might want to explore other options. I no longer take metformin, I have, however, incorporated Lantus insulin glargine which has been extremely effective. I don't like injecting it, however, oral medications have not rendered any results in my case.