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Pharmacologic Therapy For Type 2 Diabetes: Synopsis Of The 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards Of Medical Care In Diabetes Free

Abstract Description: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) annually updates the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and other interested parties with evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with diabetes. Methods: For the 2017 Standards, the ADA Professional Practice Committee updated previous MEDLINE searches performed from 1 January 2016 to November 2016 to add, clarify, or revise recommendations based on new evidence. The committee rates the recommendations as A, B, or C, depending on the quality of evidence, or E for expert consensus or clinical experience. The Standards were reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee of the ADA Board of Directors, which includes health care professionals, scientists, and laypersons. Feedback from the larger clinical community informed revisions. Recommendations: This synopsis focuses on recommendations from the 2017 Standards about pharmacologic approaches to glycemic treatment of type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) first released its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for health professionals in 1989. These practice gui Continue reading >>

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  1. Yau Teng Yan

    Time to get out those running shoes!
    Your HbA1c is not in the diagnostic range for diabetes (>6.5%) but neither is it within normal range (<5.6%). This puts your squarely in the prediabetes group.
    What this means is that your body is still producing insulin, however it is developing resistance to insulin. The good thing about this is that you can take actionable steps in order to reduce your risk of progressing to diabetes.
    It's been shown that losing 5- 7% of your body weight significantly reduces your diabetes risk (See the Diabetes Prevention Program in the US - National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse ). In fact, at the prediabetes stage, an intensive program of exercise and nutrition therapy shows greater reduction in risk of getting diabetes, compared to just taking a diabetic medication (metformin)

    If you want more information, here’s a detailed blog post I wrote about A1c, what it means to you and how you can lower it -> Quick A1c Calculator: All you need to know about A1c (HbA1c)

  2. Liang-Hai Sie

    Instead of looking at your HBA1c levels, that looks back 60 - 120 days, what are your latest fasting and post-meal blood glucose levels? It might be those values that prompted your doc to prescribe you metformin, the backbone for any type 2 diabetes medicatie, since it correlates with a lots less mortality over time than the other cheap and popular antidiabetic the sulfonyl ureas see my previous answer Liang-Hai Sie's answer to Which is the best medicine for type 2 diabetis which doesn't affect liver, kidney and heart?
    Pleaes also see Liang-Hai Sie's answer to If I am diabetic, my A1c is 6.0-6.7, is my current diet enough? If my A1c is in the target range, is any further reduction in my diet called for? Do I have to cut out all desserts and candy?

    In obese people losing weight often makes one needs less, even no antidiabetic meds anymore, whether in the future you’ll continue to need metformin would depend on a lot of factors.

  3. Nikhil Prabhu

    Your HbA1c is in prediabetic range.
    At this stage it can be reversed to normal with weight loss via diet exercise and certain drugs which are insulin sesitisers like metformin or pioglitazone.
    Once you have a established diabetes then you need to take life long medication. But at this stage it is not established so along with diet & exercise metformin will also help you to loose weight.
    After few months of treatment you can recheck your HbA1c again if it comes below 5.7 you can stop metformin and continue with diet & exercise alone.
    Before starting medication it is advisable to consult your local diabetologist or endocrinologist.

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