Posted by: DIb | 2012-10-26



My GP said I am pre-diabetic. He prescribed Glocopahge 500mg &  Diaglucide 30mg.
I then went back after fasting for 12 hours &  my levels read 5.4. He said it looks good but I have to stay on the two tablets.
I thought if the reading was under 8, he would take me off but he also said I should take another tablet for Cholesterol as this would be best.
I am a bit confused about all this and don''t want to be on tablets.
Are there any natural remedies that one could take, herbs?
Thanks for the advice.

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Diabetes expert

Dear DlB
I am confused as well, for if you are pre-diabetic you shouldn’t be on diaglucide, as this could cause the glucose readings to go too low and isn’t indicated in pre-diabetes. The Glucophage is sometimes used, as this has been shown to delay progession to diabetes. I suggest clarifying with your doctor whether you have diabetes or pre-diabetes . If you have pre-diabetes, then the plan is to try and lose some weight and increase your exercise. There are no natural remedies that have been shown to prevent diabetes.

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2012-10-30

Rather drink the meds as then you know what the right dosage must be.

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