I was just prescribed Metformin this week by my doctor for an elevated fasting blood sugar of 109. He called it PRE-DIABETIES and that does not require daily testing by ourselves. Blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes, levels of 100 to 140 fasting blood sugar testing.
I am to take the medication, watch what I eat, try to walk more (i.e. exercise) and I have an appointment in 3 months to re-check my blood work and evaluate at that time. As it was explained to me the medication is prescribed as a first-line-defense against developing a full blown Diabetes 2. Sometimes just by using this med, losing weight and learning better eating habits you may not have to be on it forever and the benefits include lower chances of heart disease, lowering High Blood Pressure, losing weight 10 to 20 lbs can even make a difference.
First of all, don't be scared, I am not. Talk to your Pharmacist were you fill your scripts, they know more about drugs than some doctors. And remember you were not diagnosed as a Diabetics, but pre diabetes and that means you have a chance to change it. A Pre-Christmas Sale is not on Christmas, get it.
I know I need to loose weight and get better eating habits and this is just the kick in the behind to get me going. We will both be okay. Sometime a good scare is what we need to wake up and listen to our bodies, besides I am tired of buying 2x in the ladies department....aren't you?
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