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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
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
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
Can a thiazide's side effect, like some rise in glucose levels, remain after the medication is no longer taken? Or, is it unlikely?
Unlikely: This is unlikely after the medicine is stopped. Whatever medicine was in your system gets broken down and removed from the body in 1-2 days. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 ?
Can I take metoprolol medication before a blood test for glucose?I was asked to fast for at least 8 hrs before the test & wonder if medication counts
Ok: You should be fine taking medications beforehand. ...Read more
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
How should you test your blood glucose when your doctor advises you to take medication for diabetics with meals ?
Finger stick testing: Have your pharmacist or md show you machines available. ...Read more
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.
I am Diabetic and Hiv Positive and I want to try to get pregnant is is possible to do so or will I be at risk, my viral load is undetectable and I am ART medication, Diabetic glucose on between 5 minimum and 8.5 maximum and taking insulin?
High risk pregnancy: You can definitely become pregnant, and it sounds like both your diabetes and HIV are under excellent control - great job!! it is hard work to stay diligent about your medications and medical care, so kudos to you. You will definitely want to see a "high risk" pregnancy specialist - sometimes called "Maternal fetal medicine" specialist. They will be able to help you have a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more
Docs, could a multivitamin/can of diet caffeine-free sprite/blood pressure medication affect a blood glucose test?
Shouldn't: I would think that would be okay although, to be really safe, it's usually recommended that you fast beforehand. ...Read more
9 year old daughter has glucose of 107, is that concerning? Also, some protein in urine. She had a seizure a few weeks ago, she is on medication.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer