Our expert says:
Do a fasting blood sugar and insulin test - if the blood sugar and insulin is higher than it should be you could be suffering from insulin resistance and then you need to still take your Glucophage. You can use Glucophage long term (hundreds of diabetics do safely) A long term high blood sugar level is more damaging to the kidneys than taking Glucophage long term. Your GP will be able to do most of the basic treament and will be able to refer you to a physician if needed.
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