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I can't get in with an endocrinologist until february and my

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I can't get in with an endocrinologist until february and my pcp is not adding a new medication to metformin and my A1c just went up to 7.4. Should I go to urgent care and ask for a new medication to be added to metformin or should I just wait until I can see an endocrinologist in february or continue to call my pcp's office to talk with my pcp about adding a new medication?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

A1c 7.4 is not that bad --average blood sugar is around 150.

This is not an emergency.

Metformin dose should be 1000 mg twice daily --maximum dose.

Another medication may be added like glipizide if sugar is still high with maximum dose of metformin.

Please watch your diet strictly.

Cut down carbs, increase protein and unsaturated fat intake.

Best wishes,
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