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My A1c is 7.6 and try to monitor my own health. I currently take 1000mg of metformin daily. Should I increase this amount?


Q: My A1C is 7.6. Because I live in an area where there are no reliable doctors, I self doctor and try to monitor my health. I currently take 1000mg of metformin daily. Should I increase this amount? If so, what amount should I take?

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend increasing your medication because I am not your healthcare provider. As a person with diabetes who takes medication, you do need to be monitored by a medical doctor or qualified medical provider; this is something you can't do on your own. I recommend seeing a doctor, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner in another city or county a few times a year if you do not feel the ones in your area are reliable.

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.

My A1c is 7.6 and try to monitor my own health. I currently take 1000mg of metformin daily. Should I increase this amount?
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