New and scared

Michael Ace
By Michael Ace Latest Reply 2010-07-17 05:38:34 -0500
Started 2010-07-16 17:38:34 -0500

my doctor called said my A1C came back, she said it was 135 av of 5.96 she want's me to start meds METFORMIN should i see another doctor or does this sound right, I have been feeling like crud after a lot of sugar please help

4 replies

Kirla 2010-07-16 18:44:06 -0500 Report

I think were all scared at first and then we learn that with diet, exercise, maybe Meds and or insulin we can learn to control this.

I found that drinking lots of water, eating lots of low carb vegetables and testing my blood sugar before and after I ate helped me bring down my blood sugar real quick.

I think its best to follow your doctor’s instructions. If you want you can see an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes. Some doctors will let you try to control with diet and exercise but most will want you to start meds as soon as possible.

I started on the meds and my blood sugar came down quick. I stopped taking them after a couple of months and my blood sugar kept getting better and better. I haven’t been on meds for over a year now. My blood sugar readings have remained fairly good for the entire time.

Good luck

monkeymama 2010-07-16 18:28:56 -0500 Report

Hello there Michael. This is kind of a tough and interesting question. According to the American Diabetes Association, a person who is diabetic is said to have an A1c of greater than 6.00%. I mean, I understand each doctor has their own standard and still must meet the guidelines but…In my opinion, I would have interpreted this as "maybe" rushing the medication thing there. With those numbers, I would have tried controlling it by diet and exercise first. Before jumping right away to placing one on something. That is only my opinion and know that I am not a medical professional. You are your best know when it comes to your well being. if you feel that this doctor just does not do what he/she wants. Than I would consider "looking". I mean, does your doctor listen to you at all. Express your feelings and concerns about this. Remember, you are paying them, so they work for you. You have to be happy with the end results. Another thing I would try to do is cut back on the sugar. Get into a habit of portion control and healthier choices for eating. Try eating 3 small meals and 3 small snacks. There is also something called the plating method (1/2 plate is veggies, 1/4 is protein, other 1/4 is starch. The fruit is placed as a side). Check out our health center here for more information or Best of wishes to you!

MAYS 2010-07-16 18:19:58 -0500 Report

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Michael Ace
Michael Ace 2010-07-17 05:38:34 -0500 Report

My Doctor is Great but, the only way I found out I have a high reading is that I havent been feeling good for some time now and Saturday I ate some pancakes and after that I had to lay down, and I felt dizzy, so I went to Drug store and bought a Kit, to read blood sugar and it was 180, I kept taking test until Monday then contacted My Doctor and she ran a A1C test, she called back , said my AC1 results showed a result of 135, and she want's me to start taking some meds, I went to pick them up and they gave me the possible side effects from them, scared me to death… am I nut's or is this stuff METFORMEN really dangerus..Mike

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