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Have sugar 140. Taking Metformin and Glimepiride. How long should I take these?

I am currently on metformin and dr just added glimepiride 2mg 2x per day. He wants to put me on insulin but I questioned if there was something more than metformin and then he recommended glimepiride. I feel like he is pushing insulin. My am sugars are 140. How long should I be on new meds before I see results? If this doesn't work are there other oral meds to try?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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HI
YOU ARE A DIABETIC ON METFORMIN ANG GLIMIPIRDE WITH AM SUGAR 140
FIRST OF ALL ITS A LONG WAY FOR YOU TO BE PUT ON INSULIN THOUGH INSULIN IS THE BEST MEDICINE THAN METFORMIN AND GLIMIPIDE BUT HAS A DISADVANTAGE IF INJECTIONS EVERY DAY
THERE ARE WHOLE LOT OF NEW MEDICINES FOR DIABETES LIKE
PIOGLIAZONES(INSULIN SENSITIZERS
GLIPTANS
ddP4
ACARBOSE AND SO ON
BESIDES MAX DOSE OF GLIMIPIDE IS 8 MG / DAY AND YOU ARE TAKING 4MG/DAY
METFORMIN MAX DOSE IS 25OOMG/DAY
I WONT RECOMMEND YOU FOR INSULIN FOR ATLEAST YEARSSS
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Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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