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hba1c - take tablets or not

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by garrycrone, May 21, 2009.

  1. garrycrone

    garrycrone Type 2 · Active Member

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    I am having my hba1c in the morning. Am fasting as usual before it - grrrrr. I have never known however if I should take my metformin as normal when I get up. I usually don't because taking metformin without food aggravates the well-known side-effects but does anyone have any views whether I should or not; does it make a difference given the test should show the 90 day average?
     
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    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    if it gives u a jippy tummy i wouldnt take it till after, ive never been asked to fast for my hba1c so i wouldnt think it would be a problem :D
     
  3. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Take MF with or after food - not if you are fasting.
     
  4. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Are you having lipid profile done too? Hba1c alone doesn't require fasting. They do
     
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