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Old 07-09-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I don't know if I ever posted here but I've been
T2D for 12+ years now. I began at over 316#s and my bgs were
all over the map from 4.9-8.? w/medicine. This past lab was
drawn and they gave me my hba1c result of 5.4 .. I'm wondering
if being Pcos/Type2D together will make it tough to get off my
last pill altogether. Any opinions? I've yet to hear from my doc
but I really want off that last pill and was anxious to get some
opinions. I know I have to do as the doc says but does it sound
like I'm close to done on ths chapter? I ha ve another 46#s I plan
to drop too.

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Hi everyone. I don't know if I ever posted here but I've been
T2D for 12+ years now. I began at over 316#s and my bgs were
all over the map from 4.9-8.? w/medicine. This past lab was
drawn and they gave me my hba1c result of 5.4 .. I'm wondering
if being Pcos/Type2D together will make it tough to get off my
last pill altogether. Any opinions? I've yet to hear from my doc
but I really want off that last pill and was anxious to get some
opinions. I know I have to do as the doc says but does it sound
like I'm close to done on ths chapter? I ha ve another 46#s I plan
to drop too.

Thanks anyone for answering.
You know you should do what your doctor tells you, and it's primarily his call. You didn't say what med it is that you want to stop. If it is something that doesn't have many side effects and is inexpensive you might be better off staying on it to keep your A1c low. If it's causing side effects or if it's a financial burden, explain all that to your doctor. He might let you quit taking it on a trial basis.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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500mg x1 daily metformin. I have yet to hear from her.
I think I'm expecting a letter though. That is how they
did it in the past. A small note attached to the lab values.
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500mg x1 daily metformin. I have yet to hear from her.
I think I'm expecting a letter though. That is how they
did it in the past. A small note attached to the lab values.
If it was me, I would stay on it because it is known to help in weight control. It's inexpensive and a dose of 500mg daily is the minimum.
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Avalon, you have done so well, and you are a real inspiration.
I assume your secret is good diet and exercise, and keeping at it. You should not think that staying on metformin means you have not been successful in dealing with T2. But once we have it, we are never truly cured. YOur pancreas and liver will still think like you have diabetes, and sugar spikes can cause microscopic damage that metformin really helps prevent. I don't really plan to go it at my age, personally.
Keep up the good work, and work with you doctor. I am so impressed and inspired by you.
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