The first course of treatment for diabetes is diet/exercise. For most this means cutting carbohydrates and moving more. The gold standard for first medication is metformin. It does not cause lows like many of the other drugs. It simply helps to stop liver dumps that often cause morning highs or highs when you have not eaten properly. It can be hard on your gastro system at first, but ramping up slowly helps.
Hi atti. Thanks for letting us know who you are. I didn't realize that WebMD had reinstated moderators. Do you have any diabetes/medical experience or is this simply a service of providing us with potentially relevant articles based on disease?
Dave, I know a couple of folks with autoimmune issues (Iga Nephropathy) that find a worsening of their condition whenn they get a flu shot. They don't take it either. Luckily, you folks are in the minority and most of us do well with it.