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Diabetic, on medication. Sugar under control with Trigil and insulin. Suggest alternate?

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I am 55 yrs old and have been on medication for diabetes for 10 yrs. Sugar level now not in control. While taking Trigli2 with Insulin sugar was under control. As this is banned now pls suggest an alternative.
Posted Mon, 21 Oct 2013 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. Pratap VGM 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ban had been revoked

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir/madam

Welcome to healthcare magic

The ban was on the drug pioglitazone. But it was revoked. Low dose of pioglitazone is allowed.
It is not recommended if there are signs of heart failure or risk of fracture
There are newer alternatives available such as gliptins.

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Follow-up: Diabetic, on medication. Sugar under control with Trigil and insulin. Suggest alternate? 37 hours later
Thanks. Doctor now prescribed istamet (SitagliptinPhosphate&Metformin Hydrochloride50/1000). Would this help bring the sugar level under control?
Answered by Dr. Pratap VGM 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
good selection

Detailed Answer:
Dear madam

It will bring down the sugars and even hba1c also. It will preserve beta cells too. So you can continue..

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