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Diabetic taking Glycomet GP 1 and still levels are high. How to control it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:How are you doing
User:I am diabetic and uisng Glycomet GP 1, and still my levels are reaching 250
Doctor:Please proceed.
User:if i shift to insuling is it going to be under control
User:need your advise
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Did you get a blood sugar tested or is the reading found on glucometer?
User:couple of days back
User:even diagnosied that urine also has some sugar levels
Doctor:Could you specify what test was that - fasting or post prandial?
User:fasting ans after breakfast
Doctor:What were the levels of the fasting and postprandial.
Doctor:You mentioned only one value - I am not sure which was was it?
User:216 & 256
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The sugar values of 216 and 256 are definitely high, however it indicates the blood sugar values couple of days ago.
Doctor:Now the next step is getting a glycosylated hemoglobin levels checked.
Doctor:And making a sheet of blood sugar values fasting after breakfast, post lunch
Doctor:before dinner and after dinner.
Doctor:The Glycosylated hemoglobin value also known as Hba1c can be tested at the laboratory.
Doctor:For other test you can make use of home glucometer.
Doctor:Once you have such readings for 2-3 days,
Doctor:the values can help your diabetologist to adjust the medications accordingly.
Doctor:He / she may also start you on longer acting insulin to take care of your sugars.
Doctor:So please get those tested too and consult your diabetologist for appropriate changes.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Thanks for your advise and i will get tested all the above mentioned test
Doctor:You can keep a chart of the sugar values and it will guide you towards right treatment.
Doctor:Early morning fasting and before dinner should be tested atleast half an hour before food.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Thannks Doctor..i don't have any
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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