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Diabetes Prevention: Metformin And Avandia

Hi all
I am pre-diabetic, on a strict diet and exercise regiment but my morning sugar readings are still above the normal range.

has anyone who was pre-diabetic been put on either of these drugs and not gone on to develop diabetes?
thanks in advance
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replied October 21st, 2007
Those medications won't stop diabetes from progressing at all. They'll just slow the symptoms down. The underlying condition will get worse unless dietary changes and exercise reduce body fat. The only way to stop diabetes from progressing (and indeed to 'reverse' it) is to get the level of body fat reduced to the point that one has little belly fat left.

The only way to stop diabetes is to get well into the thin range of weight (BMI of 22 is ideal), to exercise, and to eat well.
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replied June 16th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It should be started even in pre diabetes. It delays onset of full bloom diabetes mellitus.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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