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Should i be checking my glucose if i take a pill for diabetes

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In brief: Absolutely

If you are a diabetic and you control is in quetion, you shoud check your blood glucose on regular basis.
If you are a type 2 and Insulin dependent, you definitely must check your glucose levels. Discuss this wtih your phsyican or a certified diabetic educator.

In brief: Absolutely

If you are a diabetic and you control is in quetion, you shoud check your blood glucose on regular basis.
If you are a type 2 and Insulin dependent, you definitely must check your glucose levels. Discuss this wtih your phsyican or a certified diabetic educator.
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

On drug that can't cause low bloodsugar, 2-3 times a week, different times of day to make sure your staying stable;and if try a food that might not be good for you, check 2 hours after eating- if<150, enjoy, if >150 your body is telling you not to do it.
If on a medicine glipizide, glimiperide, glyburide, Insulin that can cause low blood sugar, must check 2-4 times daily to catch potential danger.

In brief: Yes

On drug that can't cause low bloodsugar, 2-3 times a week, different times of day to make sure your staying stable;and if try a food that might not be good for you, check 2 hours after eating- if<150, enjoy, if >150 your body is telling you not to do it.
If on a medicine glipizide, glimiperide, glyburide, Insulin that can cause low blood sugar, must check 2-4 times daily to catch potential danger.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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