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Date : 28-Jun-2014
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User:Hi, I have been detected diabetes 4 yrs back at the age of 27years, I am taking janumet50/50- twice a day and starvog0.3 mg twice a day, but sugar levels were not getting controlled and recently last week back I have been started with novomix50 20 units once during night time. Pls suggest if medicines has to be continued while taking insulin.
User:I m diabetic from last 4 years
Doctor:There is no question of stopping medicines. However the question is what and how much.
User:hvng starvog0.3 mg, janumet 50/500 twice a day
Doctor:If your sugars are not controlled, insulin is the most preferred treatment.
User:and started novomix 50/50 once a day
Doctor:Are you being treated by a diabetologist?
User:20 units during night
User:I am getting numbness in my hands
User:what could be the reason
Doctor:Numbness may be secondary to peripheral neuropathy which is the effect of high sugar on small nerve fibres.
Doctor:Please inform your doctor; she will add vitamin b12 supplements after checking vitamin b12 level.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no that's it
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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