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I have type 2 diabetic -Aic7.1 my doctor took me off

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I have type 2...

I have type 2 diabetic -Aic7.1 my doctor took me off metformin because I had excessive diarrhea tonight my sugar went to 245 never before - not sure what to do

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Right now nothing for diabetic but I am taking diclophinac for arthritis and Tylenol arthritis

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I just took a Xanax to relax because I’m scared having sugar so high - I felt a bit dizzy which is why I checked it

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Niw its 228 - I drank 3 bottles of water

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I take singular too & Allegra
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Your levels of 245 or 228 are not alarming or cause complications.

Your doctor may have stopped Metformin to prevent low blood sugar which can be the complication during diarrhea or if you do not eat properly.

If Blood sugar is below 300, nothing to worry.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I was taking metformin 2xaday but
Now nothing except I exercise 30-40 min a day and eat well but I did snack late 15 carbs
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Should I go back on metformin???
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

There is no need of going back to Metformin, at this point of time.

But if your blood sugar is persistently above 200 and HbA1c above 7, metform may need to be restarted.

Couple of days, high blood sugar does not cause any significant medical issue.

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