|High Glucose readings in the morning.
Dec 14, 2008
I am on metaformin 500mg 2 x a day. I check my glucose 2x a day in the morning fasting and before dinner. My morning fasting is 145 179. Its NEVER lower than 140. I exercise 3 times a week cardio and resistance training as well as Yoga 2 3 times a week I on a high fiber low glycemic diet. Drink red wine on occasion. I recently visited my doctor and he did my A1C and it was 5.8. Before the test results he suggested starting 5mg of Glipizde. But since my A1C seems good he said not to. My question to you, should I be worried about the high fasting blood in the AM? Will there be any long term health affects? It is very frustrating since I do everything I should to maintain my health both with HIV and diabetes.
Response from Dr. Henry
Management of diabetes can be very challenging and at times even confusing. Your overall diabetic control seems reasonable-your increased AM glucose levels merit attention but are certainly not highly worrisome. Being more aggressive can often reduce the levels but can either lead to some increased side effects or hypoglycemia so there is a trade-off that needs consideration of individual factors for each patient. KH
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