Hi Susan: I am not on Tasigna, but I feel that so many people are becoming Diabetic just from their diet. My husband and I are both Diabetic. Mine is not bad right now. It runs in my family also, so I do not know how to figure it out.
I have to say that my husbands doctor who is a Endocrinologist has told my husband that he does not go by the A1C test, because he said its based on a 3 month glucose. He said you just need one week off a diabetic diet, and it throws off the whole test. As long as he does not see my husband go above 7, he is not concerned. I have been in the normal range on mine.
My opinion is that this stuff can drive you crazy, if we worry about every little thing we are told. I was seeing a kidney specialist because I was told I had Chronic Kidney Disease. He would do blood work on me, and then say it was stable. It was costing me money for his blood work, plus his visit as a specialist. I stopped seeing him 3 years ago, and I let my primary doctor evaluate my blood work. There has been no change in 3 years, and as a matter of fact I started to drink lots of water and my kidney functions came up considerably. I hope this gave you some peace. I am on Gleevec for 12 years, and was diagnosed about 5 years ago with the Diabetes, which my Mom has. Also my father had Diabetes. It runs on both sides of the family.