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Do You Have Prediabetes? Take This Quiz To Find Out

A 1-minute quiz could predict whether or not you're at risk for prediabetes. More than 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, which - left untreated - can develop into full-blown diabetes within just a few years. The prediabetes quiz is part of a new government-sponsored campaign designed to help spread awareness about diabetes and reiterate the fact that "no one is excused." The quick test includes seven simple questions about your age, family history and other factors that can influence risk. According to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention, prediabetes can be reversed with dietary changes and weight loss. Facts about prediabetes The American Diabetes Association reports that only 10 percent of people with prediabetes knows they have the condition. Other statistics include: -There are usually no symptoms of prediabetes -Up to 30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years -Losing 5-7 percent of your body weight can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes -People who are overweight, over 40, have a family history or have high blood pressure are at risk for prediabetes You can take the 1-minute prediabetes screening test by visiting doiha Continue reading >>

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  1. Nanarocksween

    I am on two 500 mg. Metformin twice a day. I'm unsure of when to take them, as I've read so many different things. Some people take them before eating, some after.
    The thing that most concerns me is what time of day should I be taking them? My bottle just says two twice day. Is it best to take them with breakfast early in the a.m. (I eat at 7:00 a.m.) and then wait until dinner (which varies for me--I don't eat "dinner" at a set time, but it is usually around 4 p.m. or so). When do YOU take Metforming (if that is the drug you are using).
    Thanks for any advice you can give. I've been taking Metformin earlier in the day (around 3 p.m.) and I eat snacks before bed (low carb), and also oftentimes take p.m. pain meds. I have found that my morning glucose reading is often too high (137-140). I can't sleep if my stomach is growling, so I have to eat something before I can sleep!

  2. davef

    It actually becomes a fairly personal thing as to when it suits you best to take your Metformin and depends on a few things. Some people experience gastric side effects for the first few weeks of taking Metformin, this can range from cramps, wind to diarrhea - for people who experience this, often the advice is to eat something before take the Metformin - the instruction from the Doctor can be "Take with food", which can be translated as don't take it on an empty stomach. I personally was very lucky and had no issues and so that didn't apply to me (I'm on the same dose as you). I generally don't eat breakfast, but take my Metformin just before leaving the house for work in the morning, or at weekends when I get up.
    The evening dose, is also something that varies, generally people are told to take it with their evening meal. I did that at the start but was finding that my fasting readings in the morning were running a little high. So, after consulting my doctor, I switched to taking it later at night, I found that around 11pm works well for me in keeping my morning numbers lower. If you are having a snack at night to go with your Metformin, perhaps try something like cheese, cold cuts of meat as these are lower carb foods and so less likely to cause a rise in your BG.
    Hope that helps,

  3. sodajerk

    I take 750 ER twice a day. At breakfast 6:00 AM and Dinner 6:00 PM. It took several weeks to get over the issues with running to the outhouse. I started with the plain (not ER). The ER is better. Test and see what works best for you.

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