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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