Metformin and pre diabetes

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I was diagnosed with Pre Diabetes last NOV & put on Metformin twice a day. I am 37 years old 5'6 & weigh 170. I do have family history of late onset . Isn't diabetes @ 37 @ my weight unusual?
substances can cause side effects, so please be careful. Pre-diabetes is best managed with weight loss and diet changes. If you have other risk factors for diabetes, your doctor can consider starting you on Metformin. Perhaps you can seek a consultation with a nutritionist as a start. take care.
sugar is a carb, so is whole wheat bread and pasta and rice and potato and most fruits. test before you eat, test 1hour after (if BG rise is over 40 Pts you eat too many carbs). 2 hours after eating tells you how well your pancreas phase II response is (should be back to pre meal numbers). cant you find out who your endo will be, and call them to see if they got your referral? I know I have to make the endo appointment then call my MD who then sends the referral to the endo.
, 126 is actually diabetes (not pre-diabetes) if it happens more than once. HDL of 68 is outstanding, TG of 138 is normal/very good - this would argue very strongly against insulin resistance - even if you are taking statins - those numbers are just "too good". I've got IR, and have had HDL 11-38 and TG 200's-400's, which is more typical for IR patients. Also high blood pressure.
what type of food should you eat when your doctor tell you you are pre diabetes. and put you on metformin?
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About a month ago, I was tentatively diagnosed with insulin resistance and PCOS, shortly after the loss of my pregnancy (blighted ovum). By tentatively, I mean I didn't do the bloodwork, but my OB/GYN said she was a sufferer of PCOS herself and she recognized my struggles, as well as the clusters of cysts on both of my ovaries. As you can imagine, this is difficult for someone who's just turned 18 less than two months ago.
my son is 19, he was put on metformin 1000mg twice a day when he was 15 as he was overweight and had significant insulin resistance after a glucose tolerance test, pre diabetes i think they said, he has recently gained a lot of weight without his lifestyle changing, doctor says eat healthy diet and take more exercise, ruled out checking blood sugar levels, repeating glucose tolerance test or revisiting endriconlogy clinic he used to attend until 16 yrs old does anyone know how often he should be
Yes, Metformin is used to control and regulate ovulation too, and it's very effective, in my case, it was metformin, without any other pill. And by God's grace I'm 30 weeks gone..
I don't know if this test is available in the UK, but Decode Genetics, the Icelandic company whose researchers found the gene variant TCF7L2 gene appear to be associated with the highest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and also can predict the likelihood that a person will convert from a state of pre-diabetes [borderline blood sugar levels] to full-blown Type 2 diabetes. This is something you need to discuss with your Endocrinologist.
His fasting blood was 88, his next count after drinking the sugary liquid was 102, his next two were 69 and 61. It seems like he has hypoglycemia. He was told he has pre-diabetes and given a prescription for metformin 500 mg to take once a day for a week and to increase by a pill a day/week until he would be taking 4 pills/day within a month. Everything I have read says that this is given for high blood sugar. He is also very underweight.
I have been on Metformin for about 2 years straight. I too have the elevated LDL, insulin resistance, and pre-hypertensive. For a while the Met really did not do anything for me until after I had my miscarriage. I restarted the Met lost weight quicker and even started to have regular periods (about every 28-30 days). Oppose to before where I would have periods every 2-3 months that would last for weeks. Now I am so glad that they are regular. Met can have some side effects.
's have me on Synthroid (100) and Metformin (2000 mg). I do not have Diabetes. I do not have periods without Metformin. Dr.'s tested me for PCOS and I do not have that as well. Still can't lose weight at all. I am 5'5, 165 lbs. I want/should be around 130 lbs. My lab results as of March 2014- T3: 3.2 (range: 2.3-4.2) T4:1.3 (range: 0.8-1.8) TSH: .12 Any thoughts/advice?? Thank you so much!
BELIEVE ME WE RESEARCHED OVER AND OVER METFORMIN IS GIVEN FOR MORE THEN DIABETES IT IS FOR INSULIN RESISTANCE AND SOME METABOLIC DISORDERS OUR DAUGHTERS SPECIALIST PERSCRIBED IT IT IS ALSO USED TO TREAT PCOS SYNDROME. ALL THAT CAN CAUSE DIABETES I AGREE IT SHOULDN'T BE USED FOR ANYTHING ELSE BUT.........
I currently suffer from high blood pressure, pre diabetes and anxiety. I only take medication for the blood pressure tho. I do not like taking medication due to the side effects! Can anyone give me some advice on any other things I could try to help my problems?? My anxiety gets even worse when its time for my menstrual cycle, I feel so weirded out that I don't know what to do... I just wish there was something out there that could help an not have all the awful side effects.
So my advice as a experienced mom is if your sugar is under control don't take meds just exercise and eat right and go to that as a last resort and you shouldn't be taking metformin if you are not diabetic and I mean a full diabetic pre diabetic doesn't really count because you can change your eating habits being full diabetic it doesn't matter if you eat healthy or not your sugars are just going to do what they want
Please let me know why metamorphin is needed .. would it delay onset of full diabetes. And is there a way to prevent full diabetes in this pre-diabetic state. Thanks.
Having high blood sugar is very hard on your organs and that is why it is important for diabetics to constantly monitor their blood sugar. pcos is kind of like pre-pre-diabetes and therefore metformin can help treat that condition.
060) - dr is saying that he does not think I have diabetes at all, and he wants to withdraw the Metformin. (I am in Canada if that makes a dif in reults). My question is - isn't my A1C good BECAUSE I take the Metformin? I mean, isn't that what its for - to get back within range with blood sugars? Does this result say to YOU that I do not have diabetes after all? What will happen to me if he withdraws the Metformin?
i was diagnosed with per diabetes and they put me on metformin!! im so mad i did everything to stay away from this and here i am very close to have the type 2. can someone help me or explain to me how this happens? i was craving sweets for a while then i wanted nothing but salt..
Are there naturalistic treatments that can reverse and/or cure high cholesterol and diabetes? Can the medicines be hindering my ability to loss weight? What else should I be doing?
What can I do if anything for him and for me? Besides the fact that uncontrolled diabetes, and drug and alcohol use would lower the chances that the Hep C treatment would work, the medication used to treat can cause severe irritability, depression and in some cases suicidal or homicidal ideation. That can be very dangerous for somebody using drugs. And it would put everybody around him at risk of getting hurt....especially you since you would be around him more.
Does anyone have any links to share about studies in regards to diabetes and hep c. I asked by by diabetes docotor and my hep c doctor about a link between the two diseases and both said there wasn't one. Since I am not over weight and there is no diabetes in my family I am inclined to think there is a link. Also have read here more then once about those of us who crave sugar while on tx, a side effect I have been going through and giving into recently, not good for my diabetes.
I have been steadfast with diet and excercise BUT did succumb to the holiday gorgefest. Back to working hard and holding weight at pre holiday levels. Tougher to progress though. I have platuead at 215 and pushing hard to get beyond it. I am not depressed, in fact I am upbeat and determined to hit this disease with everything in the arsenal. My mindset for the 3rd tox is to do everything I can do within reason, and push the envelope....
I also have a Susan Sansone walking DVD that is excellent. I also have pre-diabetes. My dr put me on metformin at the end of December and I have already lost 15 lbs. My dr. is thrilled. I do need to start exercising or my weight will be at a stand still. I do know that my dr is very much for the South Beach diet. He stress little to no carbs. Good luck and keep us informed.
My fingers are very sensitive, and are always in use (piano and computer keyboard). I was thinking of testing to see if the Metformin really had any effect on my blood sugars. I was going to take them for a week, then go off the meds and take them for a week. Does that seem like a bad idea? My A1C was 6.7 before I started taking the Metformin. I've taken it now for 3 months, and my A1C is still 6.7. I don't want to have to endure the side effects of this med if it isn't helping me.
but this last time my fasting level was 118 and my a1c came back 6.5. She said now I was diabetic and put me on Metformin 500 xr once a day and told me to lose weight. I forgot to mention she was concerned I gained 16 lbs within same time period (even with change of diet and exercise). I am also Hypothyroid and on Levothyroxine 115 mg. I have 2 questions, If I take Metformin with evening meal and thyroid in am is there still a chance for interaction?
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