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HBa1c down to 36

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by TheProtectedTrader, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. TheProtectedTrader

    TheProtectedTrader Type 2 · Newbie

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    my last HBA1c came out at 36 - very pleased with the drop as I had increased my daily steps to a minimum of 10000

    The Doctor wants me to stay on Metformin but I am not happy with that as I monitor my sugar daily

    Should I stop Metformin for the next test in July and see what effect it has on Blood Sugar ?

    AshB
     
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  2. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Why stop something that is working well for you, alongside your own efforts? You may like to read this, by a journalist former member of this Forum, before deciding:
    http://www.mendosa.com/blog/?p=1261
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Well done! Brilliant HbA1c.

    It is entirely up to you whether or not you stop Metformin, and how you feel taking medication. Metformin is a mild drug and only helps to a limited extent with blood glucose. It is more helpful if you are overweight as it is an appetite suppressant (although not everyone notices this). It helps a small amount by reducing the amount of stored glucose your liver dumps in times of fasting (and sometimes exercise), which is more helpful if you have high morning fasting levels.

    The decision is yours. (not your GP's!!)
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Result! Well done.

    On the Metformin front it is entirely up to you. Blood glucose levels are not greatly affected by Metformin so I would do as you propose and see what happens at your next A1c test always keeping in mind that it was your change in diet and your hard work which was responsible for your improvement in numbers.
     
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  5. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good job!
     
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