Re: Does metformin make u tired and gassy?
Gosh...it just doesn't sound like you were running THAT high. But I understand about the fastings. At 201 you JUST made the diabetes diagnosis. Every lab is different and maybe at another you'd have been 199 or something. It sounds like you are teetering between diabetes and Glucose Intolerance, or pre-diabetes. Please keep me posted on what the met does for you.
You and I are VERY similar in situation and I'd like to keep in touch through here if possibe to see what kind of progress you are making. My last A1C was 5.6, which they said was "normal" even though the one before that was 5.2. My fastings with my meter are in the high 80's and through blood draw is (last one) was 90. When you say post meal numbers, are you referring to 2 hr or 1? My 2hrs are usually between 105-125, sometimes (like the experiment with the stone ground bread) was 137. Not happy with that! My fiance is pretty savvy on diabetes and he keeps telling me that its the LONG term highs that cause the damage, not a one hour spike. I just don't know. My doc is not willing to put me on anything right now anyway and to be honest, I'm not sure if I want to, but if it would make things better for me I would...I just don't know what that answer is. Please keep me posted.
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