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Are there any medications to stop blood glucose flucuating from high to low?

Are there any medications to stop blood glucose flucuating from high to low?

Best one is: Diet, exercise and weight loss. If you're not on diabetes medication, your blood sugar won't drop to below normal. If your blood sugar is high, you have diabetes and need to get education and medication from your doctor to control your glucose and prevent complications. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Which is a good medication forma controlling glucose levels in diabetic people?

Which is a good medication forma controlling glucose levels in diabetic people?

There are many meds: There are many meds to control glucose in diabetic patients
metformin
sulphonyl ureas like Glipizide and Glyburide etc.
Meglitinide like prandin&starlix
thizolidinediones like actose
alpha glycoside inhibiters like ascarbose&miglitol
dp4inhibiters like saxagliptine, sitaglipin, linaglipitin
injectables
amylin mimetics (symlin)
incretin mimetics like byeta, victoza, (liraglutide) bydurion
insulin
here you have it. ...Read more

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Is a blood glucose A1C 6.5 high and need of medication?

Is a blood glucose A1C 6.5 high and need of medication?

R/O DIABETES 2: HBA1C of 6.5 is the cut off for Diabetes 2, it is a very common condition. The first step is to focus on weight loss. Weight gain/Obesity is at the root of most adult onset diabetes. The fatty tissue absorbs insulin. And an appropriate treatment regimen will be started. I usually start with metformin. Follow up is essential every 3 mths. With monitoring of HBA1C. Also begin a gluten free diet. ...Read more

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Can I take medication during a blood glucose test?

Can I take medication during a blood glucose test?

Ask: It depends on your medication, some can effect blood glucose. You should ask the lab you are going to. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic. Hga1c is 10.6, fasting glucose 220 what are the best suitable medications?

I'm diabetic. Hga1c is 10.6, fasting glucose 220 what are the best suitable medications?

Depends: On how much metformin you are on now, if you can do Insulin injections, and which other oral agents would be appropriate for you. Need consult with diabetologist (type of endocrinologist) for management plan and rx-s. ...Read more

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Are you allowed to take medication or not while testing blood glucose after taking medicine at breakfast?

Are you allowed to take medication or not while testing blood glucose after taking medicine at breakfast?

Please clarify: Hi. I'm confused. For standard diabetes tests (either fasting glucose or a glucose tolerance test) you go in for the test FASTING (i.e., NO BREAKFAST!). I'm not as worried about the meds messing up the test as I am by the fact you ate breakfast! The test is probably invalid. Be sure to tell your doctor who ordered the test. May have to repeat it. Good luck.
PS Water is OK before & during test. ...Read more

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I'm htnsive/dyslipidemic under meds and pci stenting 6 mo. Back and I have impaired glucose tolorence. Do I need medication for sugar?

I'm htnsive/dyslipidemic under meds and pci stenting 6 mo. Back and I have impaired glucose tolorence. Do I need medication for sugar?

Good question.: Generally I would say yes since you have known coronary artery disease and other risk factors. It would of course depend on how bad the ifg / igt is. It is easy to check a hemoglobin a1c. If it were een slightly elevated I would probably start you on metformin 500 to 1000 mg/day and see how well you tolerate. If no downside I would continue. ...Read more

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Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication (s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication (s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Glucose: We keep learning that more of our meds cause some elevation of glucose. I am unaware of any members of the thiazides family that don't cause this. The long term importance of this effect is not certain. ...Read more

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M58 fasting glucose 121mg/dl, A1c 5.6% (normal 4.3 to 6.1) triglycerides 545 mg/dl, this is without any diet control or medication. Advise what to do?

M58 fasting glucose 121mg/dl, A1c 5.6% (normal 4.3 to 6.1) triglycerides 545 mg/dl, this is without any diet control or medication. Advise what to do?

Prediabetic: Although the hba1c is normal, the fasting glucose is high (diabetic would be >125) and triglycerides are very high. If you are overweight, have hypertension, or HDL chol <40, you have metabolic syndrome. You need to restrict carbs/starches in your diet, do regular aerobic exercise, and if overweight, you need to lose weight. Diabetes is just around the corner for you. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for elevated glucose levels @ about 7.5 mml even though one has not changed lifestyle in terms of diet, medication and exe?

What could be the reason for elevated glucose levels @ about 7.5 mml even though one has not changed lifestyle in terms of diet, medication and exe?

Diabetes treatment: You have diabetes and are taking metformin. A glu of 7.5 (135 mg/dl) is a relatively good level. It is better to follow your a1c. If you have only had diabetes a few years, and are only on metformin, you should aim for an a1c less than 7.5. Focus on exercise and diet. Your glu will vary day to day. Perhaps stress. But take a long term approach. ...Read more

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My 3hrs glucose test result was 75/226/160/148 I'm 29w pregnant is it so high! Will I need medication or can it be managed by healthy diet?

My 3hrs glucose test result was 75/226/160/148 I'm 29w pregnant is it so high! Will I need medication or can it be managed by healthy diet?

Gestational Diabetes: Your fasting blood sugar is normal and. Is high after drinking sugary drink. In my opinion strict diet can be tried. But discuss your options with your Ob doctor ...Read more

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What is/are the class types of anti-hypertensive prescription medications that tend to raise blood glucose levels?

What is/are the class types of anti-hypertensive prescription medications that tend to raise blood glucose levels?

Thiazides, beta bloc: The two classes of antihypertensive meds associated with raising sugars are thiazide diuretics, and beta blockers. Angiotensin blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium blockers do not adversely affect blood sugar in diabetics, have other potential benefits to diabetics, and are considered the preferred medications. ...Read more

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Today, blood glucose was 285 mg/dl @ 40 minutes after eating. I do not take any medications. Is this bad? I was diagnosed as prediabetic 4yrs ago.

Today, blood glucose was 285 mg/dl @ 40 minutes after eating. I do not take any medications. Is this bad? I was diagnosed as prediabetic 4yrs ago.

You have diabetes: A glucose of 200 or greater at any time is generally diagnostic of diabetes. Check with your physician asap and begin diet, exercise, education, monitoring and whatever medication is deemed necessary. Don't wait until it's too late. ...Read more

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What medications can be prescribed for my High BP and Obesity? Triglycerides 165, BP 148/100, Glucose 104, BMI 50.4. HDL/LDL 44/115, TOTAL CHOL 192.

What medications can be prescribed for my High BP and Obesity? Triglycerides 165, BP 148/100, Glucose 104, BMI 50.4. HDL/LDL 44/115, TOTAL CHOL 192.

Obesity, Hypertension: I commend you for being concerned about High BP and Obesity.
Medications can help High BP.
As per WHO--BMI above 40 is Obese Class III
IT is NOT WHAT you eat
It is What is Eating You!
Ask:
What made you obese and for how long?
See Physician for Diagnosis, Medication, Balanced Diet 1500/Cal/day,
Exercise Program; follow up
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for eating behaviors, coping with stress. ...Read more

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My hba1c result is 8.5, meaning bad control of glucose for the past 3 months, how can I lower it w/o drugs?

My hba1c result is 8.5, meaning bad control of glucose for the past 3 months, how can I lower it w/o drugs?

Many things: You can take all the medications in the world, but if you do not modify your lifestyle you will not achive control. Make an appointment with the diabetes treatment team of your community. ...Read more

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How to lower blood glucose without drugs or injecting insulin?

How to lower blood glucose without drugs or injecting insulin?

Which type?: If you have type 1 diabetes, there is no substitute for insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, you may be able to control it with diet and exercise alone, though may require medication to help get your sugars into control first. ...Read more

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How long should I have to wait before the glucose-lowering prescription drug starts to take effect?

Depends on drug: But generally speaking, you should expect some changes in your bs profile within a week of starting. Some medications such as sulfonyurea tend to work faster. ...Read more

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How long should I have to wait before the glucose-lowering prescription drug starts to take effect?

Depends on drug: Insulin works right away. With other drugs, the earliest approx time before you may expect to see a lowering of glucose is: sulfonylureas (eg glyburide); 2 days; metformin: 3-7 days; sitagliptin: 2 weeks; exenatide: 1-2 weeks; pioglitazone: 3-4 weeks. Note: these approx times assume you are checking your glu daily and you may notice a trend. It takes 2 months to see any difference in a1c. ...Read more

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I'd dr., HIV undetc. Glucose fasting again at 126. Are there any new HIV drugs rto help gluc. Eat well, ride m bike, don't drink or eat sweets. Feno 200m?

I'd dr., HIV undetc. Glucose fasting again at 126. Are there any new HIV drugs rto help gluc. Eat well, ride m bike, don't drink or eat sweets. Feno 200m?

Skinny diabetes: I do not see a hemoglobin a1c here. Nor do I see a normal HIV medication cocktail listed on your meds. I am thus at a loss as to what you need. Diabetes, especially with good body size can be much harder to treat than regular hiv. ...Read more

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I menstruate 4 days late of xpected date, which last only for 2 days, I have pcos, my glucose level is norml, but BP remains 80/60, wt drugs should I take?

Not enough info: You need more information, such as your Insulin level, your testosterone level, what else is going on. How did you get diagnosed with pcos?
I would not necessarily give you drugs but there are many supplements and possibly herbs that might help. ...Read more

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After being on METFORMIN500 for 7 months. My blood sugar got normalized. A1C now 5.3 Mean plasma glucose 111.Fastin (phentermine) 98.the2 hour test 87. Did medicatin correct the problem and how is that possible?

After being on METFORMIN500 for 7 months. My blood sugar got normalized. A1C now 5.3 Mean plasma glucose 111.Fastin (phentermine) 98.the2 hour test 87. Did medicatin correct the problem and how is that possible?

Great: Its probably a variety of causes you are likely eating better less carbs less sugars and the medication is helping you utilize the Insulin your pancreas is releasing. This is what we hope will occur. Speak to your doctor they may want to keep you on the drug or consider removing it and following the glucose levels should they believe your habits are helping normalize the sugar. ...Read more

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What is glucose?

Endo: It is a sugar your body uses for energy. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more