I'm a diabetic and an RN. I have also been on Glucophage and let me tell you it is no magic pill! Most people have trouble losing weight when taking oral agents. Since you are right on the edge, why don't you plead you case to try diet first? Weight loss will definitely help, but with a change in diet, you will see results...I'm betting quickly. When I was diagnosed, my BS's were outta control and they still let me try diet. Because my willpower sucked, I ended up on pills anyway. Cut out all simple sugars, anything white...flour, bread, potatoes, rice. Increase fiber and get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. YOU can turn this around. PM me if you have any questions and I will try to help. Don't freak out, but do take care of yourself!
If God sends us on stony paths, He'll give us STRONG SHOES! Mother Theresa