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Alexandria, LA
A 31-year-old female asked:

i'm a diabetic taking metformin500mg without being tested she only checked my a1c levels and she said it looked ok so should i stop taken it if idk?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Need more info: If you were diagnosed as diabetic, you probably had a high hba1c at some time (>6.5%). Once on treatment with metformin, one would expect the numbers to improve. What did your doctor mean by ok for hba1c? Was it normal (.

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Laramie, WY
A 32-year-old female asked:

Mom dropped A1c from 6.5 to 6.1 trigs from 983 to 212. Doc said she was a type 2 diabetic b4, Now that her numbers improved is she still a diabetic?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Once a diabetic, always a diabetic is a good rule. She is now a very well controlled diabetic.

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