PreDiabetes - need for medications?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-02-09 11:27:09 -0600
Started 2014-02-09 08:13:37 -0600

I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic with A1C in Dec. 2103 of 6.51. I was diagnosed about a year ago and have been watching my carb intake and trying to exercise more. My fast bs has been in the 90-110 range and my doctor wants to put me on Metformin, but I am hesitant to start taking medication. Can anyone speak to the need for starting medication with fasting bs in the 90-110 range?

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Nick1962 2014-02-09 11:27:09 -0600 Report

As Joyce said, need a consult with your doctor for the reasons she stated. That said, if he/she thinks there is a chance you can get your numbers better in line (they're not terrible) through diet and exercise, you might be able to bargain with him or her like I did to give you maybe 6 months to prove you can do it before starting meds.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-02-09 11:12:57 -0600 Report

This is a discussion you need to have with your doctor. We don't kow your medical history. Medical questions should always be with your medical doctor. For instance you say you have a fasting range of 90-110. I have that range and my A1C is the same as yours and I take 500 mgs Metformin per day. I was told by my doctor I could come off of met if my A1C dropped below 6.0. Each diabetic is different as it is not a one size fits all disease.

What is your blood sugar like at other times during the day? Are you in the same range every morning? How often do you have highs and lows? Have you seen and endocrinologist? Have you seen a nutritonist? Have you attended a diabetes education class?

Call your doctor and have ask the same question because he knows how well your pancreas is performing better than anyone here. Good luck