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Sun Mar 03 21:07:54 EST 2013

Type 2 for 3 yrs; No insulin or pills; Average b/s over past 30 days = 5.7 mmol; Last Hba1c 6.2; Should I lower b/s more?
Asked By: cherylst  

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2013-06-03 16:11:10.0

There was a technical glitch when Rita answered this question. Here is her answer in its entirety:

Hello cherylst
Thank you for bringing your question to dLife Your glucose levels are in good control. You say you have had Diabetes for 2-3 years. When you were diagnosed, were your levels higher? Did it take diet and exercise to achieve your good levels or have your levels always been like this? You are really in the pre-diabetic range if your levels have never been higher. I wonder why you ask if the levels should be lower? Has you provider suggested taking a medication? Have you been at lower levels and now they are increasing? Some providers do order Metformin to slow the progression towards Diabetes. And, also, some providers like to initiate a low dose of an Ace inhibitor to protect the kidneys and a Statin to keep cholesterol in check. These are all good practices. But remember, everyone is different and whether or not to initiate any medication is between you and your doctor. Discuss the benefits and risks of initiating or changing any treatment plan. Ask about side effects. Then make an informed decision.

Answered By: Monica Dennis
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2013-06-01 07:57:33.0

Hello cherlst>br
Answered By: Rita Juray
Accreditations: RN, MLT-ASCP, CCM, CDE
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