Hi there Drew,
The best thing to do is discuss this with your doctor. If you do have diabetes don't be afraid of using medicines as these will keep you healthy. To me, though, the 5.4 on the A1C is an excellent score!!
Post Edited (Rabbin) : 11/10/2006 10:11:07 AM (GMT-7)
Thank you David for your note of concern and support. I have a dr appointment on Tuesday and I will address my concerns with him then. I am all for taking drugs but all of my blood tests over the past month have been below 120, so I can't understand the GTT results. I will ask him for another GTT and see if the results are the same. We'll see then.
Post Edited By Moderator (eljay1066) : 11/19/2006 3:22:28 PM (GMT-7)
Thank you Jeanne and Cindybells for your reply. After much fuss on my part, I started taking the Metformin 3 days ago. The driving force was a reading I had after a meal. Before the meal I was 110, two hours after I was 176. The meal was a peanut butter sandwich on pumpernickle bread with about 20 Fritos.
My readings since on the Metformin haven't changed much. Does it take a while for the medicine to kick in? For the most part, I eat very healthy and rarely eat the high glycemic carbs. I do like cereal on occasion in the mornings but gave that up about 3 weeks ago. My before-a-meal readings are still low compared to many folks, mornings around 108-113, lunch around 90-100 and dinner around 113-118.
Curious, are there any people out there reading this who are approaching diabetes with herbs? I've heard cinnamon in low dose helps curb the numbers and there is a homeopathic concoction called Diamaxol that guarantees low numbers after 30 days of use? Would love to hear from anyone who is going alternative.
Thanks for your thoughts and advise. Blessings to all!!
Post Edited (Rose118) : 12/7/2006 8:14:56 PM (GMT-7)