I got diagnosed in mid-September with an AIC of 10.6. Since then I have lost 35 pounds and exercise 5 times a week -
I took an A1C in early November and it was 8.3.I wore a CGM for 2 weeks in November and for the 2 weeks my average glucose was down to 111 so the doctor has not started me on any meds yet -
I'm taking an A1C this week and mtg with the doctor next week -
Regardless of my test results should I ask the doctor for a prescription for metformin ?
I've been reading that this medication has minimal side effect and it seems like even people with pre-diabetes are on it.
Is there any reason not to take it ?
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