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My A1c has been 5.7, 5.7, 6.0, 5.8 and 5.6. One physician wants me to come off metformin, 250 mg, daily. And another physician says it is only a small dose and continued the prescription. From your point of view, should I try coming off of it?

You are doing a great job in managing diabetes. I agree with the doctor who wants you to stay on the minimum dose of metformin. With the medication, your A1c is staying in a healthy range.

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