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Dunnellon, FL
A 61-year-old female asked:

my husband is diabetic and take metformin and januvia (sitagliptin) but he's sugar is always over 200 and up what is wrong?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Intensify treatment: He might need stronger medications or Insulin at this time. He will still need to make sure he is eating the right food and putting effort in an exercise regimen. Keep close follow up with his physician so that his medications can be changed appropriately.

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