i have diabetes ???

Q:

Is there a diabetic diet that's based on the type of medications you're taking? I need to lose a lot of weight, but unfortunately we can't afford to purchase the good foods we all should be eating each day.

Patty Bonsignore

A:

Medications for diabetes are based on your glucose levels, not on the food you are eating. The only time the medication might be altered due to your food intake is for mealtime insulin. Some people adjust their mealtime insulin based upon the amount of carbs they anticipate they will be eating. This is called advanced carb counting or matching insulin to carbs. There are some medicines that are more weight friendly, such as GLP1 injectables, metformin and DDP4 inhibitors. If weight is an issue for you, talk to your doctor about whether one of these medications might help.

June 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

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SIVAJI
SIVAJI 2013-07-24 20:11:16 -0500 Report

There are 3 parameters that affect the sugar level…Food, Exercise & diabetic medication. Any change in one will affect the other and therefore, all the three should be balanced to maintain the sugar level. As a first step, avoid sugar and sweet in any form… like sugar, sweet etc., Moderate and avoid Fruits.Take More vegetables.Walk daily for 40 minutes daily. Do not stop, vary medication on yr own. Trust this helps !