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yossiee
By yossiee Latest Reply 2011-07-04 09:38:13 -0500
Started 2011-06-30 15:44:06 -0500

I TAKE 2X1000 A DAY 'METFORMIN' AND GLIMEPIRIDE 2 MG.
AND MY BLOOD SUGAR IS 200- 227 _-+IN MORNING.
WHAT CAN I DO TO REDUCE IT MEDS WISE ???????


10 replies

Copperchef
Copperchef 2011-07-04 09:38:13 -0500 Report

Meds are only part of the solution. Diet and exercise are the other important keys. If you couple this with diabetic education classes, you can make significant strides in control. My personnel numbers ran between 240 and 270 with an A1c of 11.7 six months ago.
I was placed on Janumet 2x a day for the first 3 months with limited success. My numbers only came down into the 180 to 200 range. My doctor then switched me to Metformin and Victoza plus signed me up for diabetic classes. I now eat healthier and couple that with 20 minutes of exercise a day. I have lost 30 pounds in three months averaging 10 pounds a month.
However, my numbers are way down. My A1c has dropped to 5.7 and I average a waking BS anywhere from 88 to 104 daily.
I am not an exercise nut, believe you me. This is the most I ever have done in my later life. But the improvements to my health are to good to let me stop.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-30 16:30:40 -0500 Report

When I was having high fasting blood sugars I got the same piece of advice from several people. It seemed so counter to everything that made sense to me that I didn't try it for a long time. Finally, since nothing I was trying worked I decided ti try it. I have a little something to eat at night a couple if hours before bed. Ever since I've been doing that my morning numbers are great. They run between 90 - 105.

JoleneAL
JoleneAL 2011-06-30 16:08:24 -0500 Report

What else are you doing besides taking Metformin and Glimepiride? Changes don't always happen over night, but over time.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-06-30 16:05:10 -0500 Report

If you want to reduce your Blood Glucose using ONLY medications, Yossiee, the best suggestion is to talk to your Dr about insulin, or Byetta, or Victoza. (but there may be some nasty side effects reported with the last two - and some minor side effects with the insulin like putting on fat)

I had been on insulin, and hadn't had much success getting my Blood Glucose down until I got serious about my eating plan. I seriously restricted my carbohydrates and now I am controlling my BG numbers without medications! It took a while to do, but I am happy that my BG numbers are in the normal range and my last A1c was 5.5!

It is sometimes not fun to be so restricted in my intake of carbohydrtes, but to me it's worth it to have near normal BG readings.

Now if I could improve the working of my kidneys, I'd be a happy man.

Praying you get your BGs under control!

James

Duel
Duel 2011-06-30 15:48:29 -0500 Report

I adding brussel sprouts to your diet helps a lot. Substitute it with some of your meals to add to your daily intake.

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