Do I really need diabetic medicine

By mac13155 Latest Reply 2015-03-31 19:21:41 -0500
Started 2015-03-30 14:22:43 -0500

I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My a1c is 6.4. From the information I have my a1c should be below 6.5. So why do I need to take medicine? I can't see that the medicine I am taking has had any effect on my bg. I feel like it's just a racket for the doctors to make money. I don't like to take medicine if I don't have to. I also don't have any of the symptoms of diabetes.

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Mando_Lynn 2015-03-31 19:21:41 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed a year ago with an a1c of 6.5. Doc did not suggest meds. 3 months later my next a1c was 5.8. Then 5.7. Dropping every time! No meds. But I eat nothing and work out twice a day.

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Jibber Jabber 2015-03-30 16:01:09 -0500 Report

Knowing everything that I know now I would say a big fat NO!! To medication right now…Cut all the refined carbs out of your diet.(and reduce or eliminate whole grains as well…do some research into low carb eating…like eliminating or reducing the amount of starchy veggies and fruits you eat…toss the juice…drink water or herbal teas (without added sugar)…make sure you exercise on a regular basis…and you should be fine…also find a good QUALITY bio-available vitamin and mineral supplement…not all vitamins you see in the store are equal…Don't ever do with meds what you can do with food and lifestyle changes…I am a big walking talking advertisement for "Don't let this happen to you"…but I am a work in progress and almost med free!!!!!!

haoleboy 2015-03-30 15:56:13 -0500 Report

At 6.4 you may be at a blood glucose level where complications start. Medication is not necessarily needed as long as you can reduce that A1c with lifestyle changes. A low carb "diet" and regular exercise may be all you need at this time.
(just my non-medical opinion … if you feel your doctor is in on "the racket" you probably need to change doctors)


JoleneAL 2015-03-30 14:40:42 -0500 Report

What did they give you?
What is your morning fast reading?
Did they ask you to monitor you BG and give you a meter?

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