I had to vent to somebody so here it goes.
I woke up today with a fasting level of 119. So after trying for everything I can for the past 4 months to control my fasting levels without medication, I have finally accepted defeat. When I was first diagnosed back in March of this year I was prescribed metformin but I convinced the doc that I would like to try to control my blood sugar levels thru diet and exercise. I have lost a good amount of weight, about 30 lbs, and have started to exercise 6 days a week and cutting down carbs to a minimum. All this did get my A1C down from 6.4 to 5.4 but one thing I noticed that did not change is the fasting levels. It has been consistently above 110.
All my research until now indicates that high morning levels after significant changes to diet and exercise inidicates possible decreased beta cell function and not just insulin resistance. The advice that is consistently given is to be on medication and bring the levels to normal (mid 80's).
So today fasting numbers were the proverbial last straw on the camels back. So I am planning to call my doctor in the next couple of days admit defeat and go on the metformin. I want ask him for Metformin XR instead of the regular one.
Feel so disappointed and angry that I could not get it done without medications. I guess better this than serious complications down the road.
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