Hey everyone, my brother, who is 42 went to a new GP today. He has not been to a doctor in at least 10 years. As long as I can remember he has put away a min of a gallon of sweet tea and as much as a 24 pack of non diet cola in a single day. So anyway, the doc checks his sugar at the office, on just a standard meter and it was 124. The doc immediately pronounces him a diabetic, gives him a meter and starts him on 1000 mg of glucophage a day. The 124 was fasting. Doesn't this seem a little drastic before he even gets back his blood work? I was just wondering what everyone else thought. Diabetes does run in our family on both sides, so we knew it was likely.