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A 32-year-old male asked:

One episode of hypoglycemia in a diabetic pt after improper diet.renal function is normal she was on metformin+glimipride.what to do?hba1c is 7.2

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Diet: Modification is important in diabetics. No concentrated sweets to avoid rises in bs. Also i tell people eat 6-8 small meals a day, to avoid rises and valleys and avoid hypoglycemia. The medicines work even when sugar is low, it is up to us to prevent the drop. There are medicines that work mainly when bs is high only but are weaker. Discuss diet with doctor and nutritionist. Good luck.
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