Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
March 25, 2004
Question from India:
I am taking Metformin, 500 mg twice in day, for borderline diabetes. Which type of laboratory test should be done periodically over and above blood sugar? Our doctor takes only two minutes for us. Is it possible that borderline diabetes is reversible if obesity is reason? My current weight is 102 kilograms (about 224 pounds).
Losing weight and limiting obesity is one treatment to improving glucose control and maintaining improved health. The test, in addition to glucoses, is a Hemoglobin A1c level. This will indicate control over an three month period. A weight of 102 kilograms (about 224 pounds) definitely can lead to glucose intolerance, diabetes and dysmetabolic syndrome with increased risk of heart disease.