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My FBS and PPS for last 3 months were around

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Dr. Saumya Mittal


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Posted on Sun, 13 Jan 2019 in Diabetes
Question: My FBS and PPS for last 3 months were around 110 and 150 consistently. I was advised thar no medication was needed and 30 mins walking and cut down on sugar. I got tested today and FBS and PPS waa 146 and 178. Do i need to start medication or continue with exercise and diet as this was only reading high and retest
Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 3 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your query.

By the looks of the sugars, you need to start the medicines.
Exercise and diet control do not seem to be helping you completely.
I think the addition of simple medicines like Metformin may help you.

However, I must add that just one set of readings of sugars should not be the criteria to change the medications.

I would suggest testing HbA1c.
If this remains high, you will definitely need to start the medicines.

I hope this helps.
Feel free to contact me if you need any further information.

Best of luck,
Dr Saumya Mittal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal 26 hours later
I got a hba1c done. In Aug it was 7.6...Sep 7.4 and today 7.2. Do i need medication or just diet and exercise continued
Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 6 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the response.
HbA1C is an evaluation of sugars over 3 months.
So, yes I think you will need medications to bring the sugars under control.
A simple medicine like Metformin in low doses may help you attain target HbA1C levels better and faster.
And secondly, you should check it only once in 3 months. There is no advantage of checking it monthly.
I hope that this information helps you.
Best of luck, Dr Mittal
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