U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 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 (.
Last updated Apr 23, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.