Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
126 Doctors are Online

Advice on Diabetic medication dosage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Diabetes
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2381 Questions
User :   my sugar is 210(pp) recommended metrid 2 once berore meal,how long will it take to control(hba1c=7.5)
Doctor :   A1c represents 3 months post prandial blood sugar
Doctor :   so if u r aggresseve in bringing the PP sugar under control, it will ocme down after 3 mo
User :   EARLIER I WAS TAKING GLUFORMIN XL 1500,1250 MG
Doctor :   Recommended targets for Diabetics: Fasting: below 110
1 hour post-prandial: below 180
2 hours post-prandial: below 140 (this is a controversial number, many sources are still using the older goal of 180))
Doctor :   now what are u taking?
User :   METRID 2 MG BEFORE MEAL
Doctor :   how many times
User :   ONLY ONCE BEFORE LUNCH FOR LAST 15DAYS
Doctor :   what is the fasting?
Doctor :   you mean u r taking metri 2 tablets , is that right?
User :   EARLIER I WAS TAKING GLUFORMIN XL 500MG BEFORE ,BEFOELUNCH, AND HALF IN NIGT
User :   YES METRID 2
User :   FASTING IS 168
Doctor :   2 tablets
Doctor :   y/n
User :   N 2MG ONE TAB
Doctor :   what are the medications in side it?
Doctor :   glimepiride 1 mg, metformin (ER) 500 mg
User :   YES
Doctor :   one tab has glimepiride 1 mg, metformin (ER) 500 mg
Doctor :   so u taking 1000mg Metformi
User :   BUT DIASTICK SHOW SUGAR AND I GET TENSE SEEING THIS
Doctor :   I recommned you take 1 tab in Am and 1 tab in PM
Doctor :   and check the blood sugar
Doctor :   now u might be taking 2 pills at one time
User :   ONLY ONE TAB MEMETRID 2 HAVING 500 METFORMIN AND 2MG GLIMPI
Doctor :   ok
User :   BUT DIASTICK SHOW SUGAR AND I GET TENSE SEEING THIS
User :   SHOULD I CHECK WITH DIASTICK OR NOR
Doctor :   what should I do?
Doctor :   u should not check it
Doctor :   check it weely once
Doctor :   or 2 weekly once
Doctor :   as long as u r on diet and medicines sugars will be be ok
User :   PLEASE TELL ME HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO CONNTROL,EARLIER IT WAS OK TILL JANUARY
Doctor :   when was the a1c done
User :   ON 2 FEB 11
Doctor :   u started this med 15 days ago ,
User :   YES BEFORE THAT GLUFORMIN XL500
Doctor :   repeat the A1c on April1
Doctor :   till then continue the same meds
User :   OK DOCTOR
User :   FINALY WHAT MEDICATION YOU RECOMMEND AND TIMING
Doctor :   just continue Metrid 2mg
Doctor :   at luch
User :   ONE OR TWO
Doctor :   2 mg
Doctor :   I mean Glimeperide 2mg
User :   NOS OF TABLETS
Doctor :   +metformin 500mg
Doctor :   u can even take seperateky
User :   OK UNDERSTOOD
Doctor :   Just stick to this
Doctor :   and chat with me after 1 mo
Doctor :   let us
Doctor :   it will work
User :   MY WEIGT 87 AGE 46
Doctor :   Then u need more metformin
Doctor :   U need min 1500mg Metformin
Doctor :   u can buy metformin and glimeperide separately
User :   IAM TAKING BP MEDICINE ALSO
Doctor :   i need more time to assess BP and medcines
User :   OK NEXT TIME
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor