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Why is it important to take a fingerstick reading before meal time?

Why is it important to take a fingerstick reading before meal time?

Diabetes ?: I presume you have been diagnosed with diabetes. A blood sugar reading before meal time will tell your physician (and you) how well your blood sugar is being controlled. Right after a meal your blood sugar will go up normally and is not a good guide. Your physician may request a 2 to 4 hour after meal blood sugar too to see how well your body regulates sugar after a meal. ...Read more

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How to take tetracycline 500mg(2 times a day) for tropical sprue for best outcome?? I mean before meal or after meal??

How to take tetracycline 500mg(2 times a day)  for tropical sprue for best outcome??  I mean before meal or after meal??

Tetracycline: Do not take tetracycline with food, especially dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, and ice cream. Drink a full glass of water with each dose of tetracycline and take it two hours after eating or two hours before eating. ...Read more

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Are my blood sugar readings good or bad?Before meal 96, 1 hr after meal 196, 1.5 hrs 147 and 2.5 hrs 135.How much should they be?

Are my blood sugar readings good or bad?Before meal 96, 1 hr after meal 196, 1.5 hrs 147 and 2.5 hrs 135.How much should they be?

Not bad: Your 2 hours is slightly high, but it depend if you are a type 1 or type 2 dm on oral meds or insulin, the average hga1c for these numbers usually between 6.5 -7%. ...Read more

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Before meal suger is 6.2 but i am in febar this time?

Before meal suger is 6.2 but i am in febar this time?

HbA1c: I think you are giving the measurement of the 3 month average of your blood sugar. That is an elevated number for the Hemoglobin A1c., which is a 3 month average of your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Should i take biotin supplement before meal or after meal ?

Should i take biotin supplement before meal or after meal ?

Whenever convenient: To the best of my knowledge, biotin is equally well absorbed with or without food so it makes little if any difference when you take it- take when it's most convenient. See http://altmedicine.About.Com/cs/herbsvitaminsa1/a/biotin.Htm you might also be interested in reading http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/12-natural-remedies-that-boost-hair-growth.Html though don't boost iron unless it's low. ...Read more

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I am taking norizec 2mg before meal and metformin500mg after meal twice a day for my diabetes for a long time.I had hyperacidity always at dawn?

I am taking norizec 2mg before meal and metformin500mg after meal twice a day for my diabetes for a long time.I had  hyperacidity always at dawn?

Unclear,getBetterTx: C/w gastric reflux. Norizec (glimepiride) induces dying/sick pancreas beta cells work harder excreting insulin+symlin, can drive glucose too ?, wears off <1.5 yrs + evidence accelerates worsening of dm (few want to admit this). Metformin ok but only partially ? liver production glucose from protein & fat; carb in diet will blow it away. Best current tx dm, ??? all carbs+victoza+\-symlin|?Bydureon. ...Read more

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What is best way to take prilosec? 30 min before meal or right before meal? Or doesn't matter?

What is best way to take prilosec? 30 min before meal or right before meal? Or doesn't matter?

Take as directed...: Best to take your Prilosec 30minutes before your first meal of the day, but it will work if you take it right before eating too. Expect one to four days for the drug to reach maximum benefit in reducing stomach acid. ...Read more

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Can i take lantus (insulin glargine) once a day and add actrapid before meal?

Can i take lantus (insulin glargine) once a day and add actrapid before meal?

Yes: Taking a long acting insulin (lantus) and a shorter acting insulin (Actrapid) is called basal/bolus therapy, and is the preferred way to treat type 1 diabetes. It more closely mimics the function of the normal pancreas. However, newer "analog" insulins (Novolog, Humalog, (insulin lispro) Apidra) work faster and are more predictable than Actrapid, and are preferred, and should be taken before each meal. ...Read more

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I can not skip any meal, my blood sugar drops an I start sweting. I do not take insulin and I have normal sugar level in the morning before meal.

I can not skip any meal, my blood sugar drops an I start sweting. I do not take insulin and I have normal sugar level in the morning before meal.

Hypoglycemia: If certain that your blood sugar becomes low, then this is a medical emergency. Causes other than diabetes include excessive insulin produced in the body (hyperinsulinemia), inborn errors of metabolism, medications and poisons, alcohol, hormone deficiencies, prolonged starvation, alterations of metabolism associated with infection, and organ failure. You really need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Garcinia cambogia bottle says to take it 1/2-2hrs before meal. If I forget, can I take it right after a meal instead & will it still have same effect?

Garcinia cambogia bottle says to take it 1/2-2hrs before meal. If I forget, can I take it right after a meal instead & will it still have same effect?

No weight loss: It doesn't matter what time you take it--there is no evidence of any beneficial effect in humans resulting in any weight loss. Garcinia is a waste of your money. ...Read more

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Lately i get really cold, lethargic, and lightheaded before meal times. After eating i feel better for a few hours. Not overweight, eat healthy.?

Lately i get really cold, lethargic, and lightheaded before meal times. After eating i feel better for a few hours. Not overweight, eat healthy.?

May be hypoglycemia: These symptoms could well be due to hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar. To confirm this you should have your blood sugar tested when having symptoms and/or do a glucose tolerance test. The treatment is to avoid sugars/simple carbs and to eat more frequently. Whatever the cause, these symptoms warrant evaluation by a doctor. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/hypoglycemia-000090.Htm. ...Read more

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Why glaze is given to diabetic patients?what is its work in?my mother eating glaze since she diagnosed a diabetic.80 mg before meal 2 time a day

Why glaze is given to diabetic patients?what is its work in?my mother eating glaze since she diagnosed a diabetic.80 mg before meal 2 time a day

Diabetes treatment: Can you clarify "glaze"? Are you referring to the sugary frosting on a cake or to a medication. ...Read more

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Dessert should be consumed before meal or after the meal?

Dessert should be consumed before meal or after the meal?

Personal choice: It makes no difference. Dessert is a luxury and needs to be factored in to your total caloric intake. ...Read more

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Can rosvator(rovastatin) taken in the morning before meal?

Yes but: Stains are better absorbed when taken after dinner. ...Read more

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Hi. Which is the best eating habit? Eat fruit before meal or after?

Hi. Which is the best eating habit? Eat fruit before meal or after?

Food Myths: There is no medical situation or issue here. There is no special benefit for either option. Medicine would be silent on this. ...Read more

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Should we walk before meal or walk after meal?

Should we walk before meal or walk after meal?

See below: A fast active walk would not be good after dinner, but a nice leisurely walk like a paseo in europe where you stroll after dinner is a good idea. ...Read more

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