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Newbie, Hba1c = 72

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mr Cohen, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Mr Cohen

    Mr Cohen · Newbie

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    Hello, I'm a 60 year old guy with (apology for long intro post) Psoriatic Arthritis + COPD and taken 3x courses of oral cortisteroids since January. I've just had an Hba1c test result of 72. I'm obese, I know, and am reducing carbs + sugars.
    GP wants me to start on Metaformin 500. However I am also mildly anaemic and I think this plus cortisteroids use may have skewed the results somewhat. Is this possible? I don't doubt that I am currently diabetic but wonder if starting the course is wise without having had a Glucose Fasting Test or GTT. Advice would be appreciated.
  2. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Mr Cohen

    Similar age, and I'm in met 2 morning 2 night...nit had real issues seems it offers some heart protection as well.

    Unsure of impact on.ither conditions n meds..but apart from that I'd take it.
    Though can't recommend to You due to condition I know little of

    For copd..check out a COPDATHLETE, page on web..marathon runner good..uses lchf to good effect.

    And welcome to our little corner of the web.
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