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A 59-year-old male asked:

2 months ago diagnosed with early stage diabetes, but since have ate right, and exercised. all blood sugar checks now normal. must i take metaform?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You will need to: Discuss this with your physician. However, medications like metformin are used when diabetes isn't controlled with exercise and diet.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not necessarily: Congratulations! if you've been taking metformin ; it helped normalize your sugars, you can try stopping it to see if they remain normal (of course tell your doc). If you did not take it then i see no reason at all for you to start now. If everything is normal then you have successfully reversed diabetes ; are no longer diabetic! however, if you don't maintain these positive changes it will recur.

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