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Diabetic and have hypothyroid. Taking istramet for diabetes. IS it safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:iam XXXXXXX
Doctor:Yes, XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my age is 31 yrs , i ahve hypo tyroid & diabetic
User:for diabetis i use istramet 50mg/500mg
User:i would like to found wetaher that tablet is good
User:i feel that tablet is too costly
User:but i have no issues with that tablet toher than the cost
User:i am married 4 yrs back
User:no kids
User:this tablet to goofd to use further
Doctor:Istramet contains 2 drugs to control diabetes.
Doctor:I understand it is costly; but the medication can be changed and bought to fewer drugs once your sugars get controlled.
User:yes with this tablet my sugar levels are controlled
Doctor:You can get your blood sugars checked frequently; especially Hba1c done every 3-6 months;
Doctor:as the sugars improve, you can discuss with your diabetologist and put your views/problems with this drug
Doctor:An alternative can be prescribed looking at your sugars.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:one more thing i want ask is recntly my husnad also got daibetic
User:what will be the complications if we paln for kid now
Doctor:Generally, type 2 diabetes is more common than type 1.
Doctor:And as compared to type 1,
Doctor:type 2 diabetes is less genetically inherited.
Doctor:I mean the chances of your children getting diabetes early is less severe.
Doctor:However presence of diabetes, can affect fertility.
Doctor:Pregnancy can also worsen diabetes status.
Doctor:Therefore keep your blood sugars well under control by strict diet, exercise and medications.
Doctor:You can plan for pregnancy accordingly.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes just after month
User:he asked to contiune
User:may be now it is 3-4 , in this month iam planing to XXXXXXX docotr
User:now can i ask him to change the tablet
User:if sugar levels are in control
Doctor:Sure, you can consult the doctor with blood tests and put across your views/cost of the medication.
Doctor:He can accordingly change them.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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