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A 35-year-old male asked:

After being on metformin500 for 7 months. my blood sugar got normalized. a1c now 5.3 mean plasma glucose 111.fastin (phentermine) 98.the2 hour test 87. did medicatin correct the problem and how is that possible?

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Dr. Omobola Oji
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly: Metformin works by decreasing sugar production by the liver also in some cases help with weight loss. A combination of reasons - medications, change in diet and weight loss might account for the result. Good job, keep it up.
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Great: Its probably a variety of causes you are likely eating better less carbs less sugars and the medication is helping you utilize the Insulin your pancreas is releasing. This is what we hope will occur. Speak to your doctor they may want to keep you on the drug or consider removing it and following the glucose levels should they believe your habits are helping normalize the sugar.

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