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

Having Diabetes. Suggest medicine, dosage and duration of treatment?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1980
Answered : 1 Question
Question
Now, detected that I am having type-2 Diabetes. My Fasting Blood Sugar is 139, Post lunch Blood Sugar is 212 and Glycosylated Haemoglobin is 8.5.
Kindly, suggest which medicine should I take (that shall be safe for my heart) with dosage and duration of treatment.
Posted Sun, 16 Jun 2013 in Diabetes
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde 1 hour later
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing in. Most important thing is to follow diet and take regular exercise. Along with them take metformin sustained release tablet 500 mg once a day after breakfast. Take it for 3 months and repeat the above tests again. Depending on the results desicision on continuation of tablet can be taken. Need less to say in early stage of diabetes its always better to give more importance to dietary modification & physical activity. More is your effort in this regard less will be the medication required and it will help you in long run.
Hope this hel0s.
Shivaprasad
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Having Diabetes. Suggest medicine, dosage and duration of treatment? 6 minutes later
Dear Dr. XXXXXXX

Please let me know which will be better Metformin or Glimepiride?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde 18 minutes later
Metformin is the drug of choice unless you are under weight. so start on metformin unless there is a contraindication.
Shivaprasad
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Diabetologist

© 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