Coming off your diabetic meds.

By sexyswamprat Latest Reply 2009-01-11 18:38:34 -0600
Started 2009-01-11 18:08:19 -0600

Someone(I can't remember who) had posted that their doctor took them off their diabetic meds because their a1c was maintaining at a non diabetic level. Is this normal practice for doctors? I would think that your meds are what is helping you maintain the non diabetic level. I have had a 5.6 a1c for the last 6 months and my doctor has not taken me off any thing. What is the logic behind this? Anyone? Anyone else had this to them?

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LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-11 18:38:34 -0600 Report

Sometimes it's just the meds that have caused the change, I guess, but your lifestyle - diet, exercise, etc. - has to change too. Sometimes a person can lose a good amount of weight and get a good hold on diet and exercise, thereby being allowed to get off their meds. The doctor would still monitor closely for any weight gain or changes in A1c, etc., and it could be that they would ultimately be put back on their medications. Your treatment would depend on how bad your diabetes is and on your ability (or inability) to control it.

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