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A 75-year-old member asked:

type 2 diabetic but have not been given any medication by my gp she told me to lose weight and exercise more, is this correct to treat this type?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Guideline: If you were truly and correctly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, guidelines recommend diet/exercise in addition to metformin therapy (if no contraindication). Talk to you doctor about why he/she thinks you should wait.
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine 24 years experience
Your doctor may feel: that your diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise and weight loss. This is often possible in mild or early type II Diabetes. Double check with your doctor, but it may be worth giving this a try before starting medications. Best wishes!

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