Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Had high blood sugar. Taken glyciphage. Sugar level normal. Am I out of diabetic?

hi. my diabetes is under control without medication . so much so, i wonder if i have (had?) diabetes. A1c (HbA1c) is 5 when I checked about a fortnight ago. fasting and postprandial too have been consistently within the parameters of a non-diabetic. about five months ago tests showed high blood sugar and i was put on glyyciphage 500 mg twice a day. after a month i was told to discontinue the medication based on tests. since then i have been maintaining a low (no) sugar diet and pacing my 3 meals to 6 times a day, exercising 30-45 mins a day. Am i still considered diabetic or am i out of it? tx.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  50
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Diabetologist 's  Response
check your C-peptide and serum insulin levels if they are in normal levels then you can carry on with the diet and lifestyle modification. if the Hba1c is lessthan 6.5 you may not worry about diabetes. keep cheking your BMI also if it is below 25 then you are fine. you didnt mention the lab results and the number of times they have checked your blood sugar levels before keeping you on glyciphage.
Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor