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Diabetic patient. On glimipride and metformin. Suggest medication to control the sugar levels

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Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2013
Question: my patient aged 42 yrs ,known diabetic on OH for last 6-7 yrs....he is taking glimipride 2mg and metformin 1000mg bd..but still his fasting blood sugar has come 207 and 153 at two times..please let me know how his sugar can be controlled with what other medicine
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can increase the present dose of drugs

Detailed Answer:
Dear ma'm,
Hi!

You have many options depending upon patient profile.
1 you can increase metformin upto 2.5 g if patient tolerates.
2 you can increase glimeperide.
3 you can try vildagliptine.
4 you can add insulin.

Regards!
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Diabetic patient. On glimipride and metformin. Suggest medication to control the sugar levels

Brief Answer:
You can increase the present dose of drugs

Detailed Answer:
Dear ma'm,
Hi!

You have many options depending upon patient profile.
1 you can increase metformin upto 2.5 g if patient tolerates.
2 you can increase glimeperide.
3 you can try vildagliptine.
4 you can add insulin.

Regards!