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Pre-diabetes inconsistent fasting blood sugar levels
Hope5030 posted:
I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic with an A1C of 6.5. My doctor prescribed Metformin 500mg once a day. I refused to take it, choosing instead to monitor blood sugar levels and focus on diet and exercise. My blood sugar levels have been good. For the first week I tested 7 times a day, before and within 2 hours after each meal and at bedtime. The highest I recorded was 121. Since that time (5weeks) I have been testing upon rising and at bedtime. My readings have been good as well with bedtime readings no higher than 105. However my morning readings have been less consistent. While 75% of the time my readings range from 88-96, the other readings have been in the 100-110 range. Most of these came after nights with poor sleep, (waking numerous times, unable to get to sleep, etc.) but I don't know if my sleep patterns have any effect on my numbers. Should I be taking the Metformin? Or is there some other reason for these morning readings?
davedsel responded:

Taking the medication is a very personal decision made between you and your doctor. Being that your numbers look good, you should keep a written document and show it to your doctor at your next appointment. Then he can recommend the best course for continued treatment.

Lack of sleep definitely affects blood glucose readings, as does physical and emotion stress. All good things to discuss with your doctor.
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