I wen to my Doctor today,he put me on 850mg. of metformin 2x a day! I asked him about testing my sugar levels,he said that I didn't have to as when I get my A1C's done it will tell how my levels are. I went for A1C,kidney function,and urinalysis today. The Doctor said I am not diabetic and insurance will not cover cost of meter,strips and such,they will cover metformin as it is cheap drug! I really do not understand,why would he put me on this diabetic drug at that dose 2x a day if I was not diabetic. He knows how high my sugar levels can go,that is why he put me on it. I told him how fatigued and lousy I have been feeling and sleeping in until 10-11am every morning for the past month or so,he said it could be from high sugar levels. He asked if I had any blurry vision,I told him I did on & off during the day,he said it could be from high sugar levels,told him I had gone for eye exam because of it but had 20/20 vision! When I picked up my metformin I asked the pharmacist what was it for,she said diabetes,I told her what he had said, she told me I had to test my sugar levels to make sure they do not go too high or too low,and,also added "find another Doctor!"…I asked about the extended release,he said they were both the same,pharmacist said he was wrong. I have no clue as to what is going on or what to do. Thank God someone here was kind enough to supply me w/a meter and test strips or I think I would be in trouble. I told the Doctor my insurance covers all diabetic supplies,he said I have not been diagnosed,my fasting level was high but not at 126 to be considered diabetic,it was "121" on that one day…I am just so confused right now it isn't funny,I think this is all crazy!…Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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