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Medication for high blood glucose levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello mom is a diabetic patient
Doctor :   Ok

User :   Her glucose level is high always
User :   she is taking tablets regularly
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
What is the level/
User :   Just a minute
Doctor :   ok

User :   As on DEC-14.. her HbA1c test, she has 10.08 %
User :   Average blood sugar is 249.66
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   that is high
Doctor :  
should target atleast within 200 for now
User :   yes... that is the worry some point
Doctor :  
what are the medications she is on right now?
User :   she is taking Amaryl 1 , nervijen & astin 5
Doctor :   Ok

User :   She goes walking daily & takes only chappathi's at night
User :   Can you kindly provide some tips to keep her blood sugar in control ?
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
The diet part
Doctor :  
is fine
User :   yes
Doctor :  
let her avoid oils
Doctor :  
Walking is good
Doctor :  
should continue
User :   Oh.. ok
Doctor :  
what is that astin 5, the medical name?
User :   yes that is a tablet name which she takes during night
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
do you have the medicine near you now?
User :   yes.. I can get it
Doctor :   fine tell the medicine name

User :   Astin -5
Doctor :   no the medical name? Is it possible?

User :   Atorvastatin ?
User :   Is that correct ?
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
that is for cholesterol purpose
User :   Oh... ok
User :   Is the medicine part ok ?
Doctor :   along with amaryl(glimepiride), she should go for pioglitazone and metformin medications( on prescription only)

Doctor :   Comes in a combination as well

Doctor :  
Do talk to your diabetologist about it in your next visit
User :   Oh, sorry forgot to add one thing... she has been to doctor today
Doctor :   Ok

User :   the tablets doctor has suggested now are
User :   Amaryl 1 , Melcovit, Piopod & Astin 5
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
Piopod, is good
User :   So do you feel this new tablets combination would be good... ?
Doctor :   Sure

User :   Along with current diet & walking should her glucose come down ?
Doctor :  
It is good
Doctor :  
that was the Pioglitazone I was mentioning you
Doctor :  
Now the Metformin component is missing
User :   Great... Doctor has suggested to avoid Raagi.. Is that correct ?
User :   Oh ok
Doctor :  
which can be added only if the current medicine is not able to control the sugar levels
User :   Ok.. let me see for one more month
Doctor :   I am on a call, bear for a minute

Doctor :  
emergency call
User :   Sure
Doctor :   Thank you

Doctor :  
We shall proceed
Doctor :  
Now this is enough
Doctor :  
for the time
Doctor :  
get her sugars checked after 1 week
Doctor :  
and do come back with the results
Doctor :  
Are you there?
User :   Oh.. yes I am
User :   Sure... May I know your name ? how can I reach you again ? Do you have records of this chat ?
Doctor :   yes, we shall have it in the chat history

Doctor :  
I am Dr.Bharath here
Doctor :   it will be saved in your account as well
User :   I just wanted to know why her Blood glucose is not at all in control
User :   Oh.. that is great
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?

Doctor :   With Piopod, I am sure her glucose levels will improve
User :   nothing else.. This is fine for now...
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User :   I am done
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Sure,, Thank you.. Have a good day
User :   Sure will do
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