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Are Glycomet-GP1 and Bevon CD safe to take for diabetes?

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Dr. Shehzad Topiwala

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Diabetes
Question: I discontinued g lycomet gp1 and beavon CD on being normalized sugar level for 6 months. Today on being tested blood sugar found fasting 117 and pp 198. Should I start taking above mentioned medicine again.
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Diabetes

Detailed Answer:
It is not the purpose of this forum to give exact guidance regarding prescription medications and their doses.

You will be best served by seeing an Endocrinologist in person. Look for a qualified one with MD, DM credentials near you.

Then ask that doctor how you can be on optimal doses of a medication called Metformin with or without the need for an additional medication called DPP4 inhibitor like sitagliptin.
The doctor will examine you thoroughly and consider if you are a good candidate for these type of medications. Your glucose goals will also be agreed upon mutually while setting targets.

When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination:

CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts)
Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular)
HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your 3 month glucose average)
Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase)
Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine)
TSH
Free T4
12 hour Fasting Lipid profile
Urine albumin to Creatinine Ratio
25 hydroxy Vitamin D


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