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I am 55 years of age, I have been a Diabetic 5 years.

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I am 55 years of age, I have been a Diabetic for about 5 years.
I have higher than normal reading early morning before breakfast and seems to settle down to a normal reading during the day. My doctor is trying and experimenting with various medications and I am getting very frustrated and concerned about the amount of tablets he has prescribed.
Should I ask to see an endocrinologist?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry forgot to tell you I am Type 2 Diabetic.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
if you are feeling your doctor is experimenting, then you should see an endocrinologist for a second opinion.
it sounds like you are taking glipizide/metformin 2.5/1000 and Diamicron (gliclazide) and Glucobay (Acarbose).
it sounds like these oral agents are not controlling your blood sugars in the morning
you might have to go to insulin injections before bedtime to help control your levels in the morning.
you do need to consult with an endocrinologist
let me know if you have other questions.

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