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    An_255541 posted:
    can anybody advise about medication for diabetes...

    im being pushed to take metformin,

    but during the day my blood sugars can be as low as 4.9 but normally between 6 & 7, but my fasting one is 8.00 first thing am..
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    mrscora01 responded:
    The first course of treatment for diabetes is diet/exercise. For most this means cutting carbohydrates and moving more. The gold standard for first medication is metformin. It does not cause lows like many of the other drugs. It simply helps to stop liver dumps that often cause morning highs or highs when you have not eaten properly. It can be hard on your gastro system at first, but ramping up slowly helps.

    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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