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Dr. Phanindra Dulipala

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Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 in General Health
Question: I have turned diabetic since the last year. I was at a FBS of 220 & PPBS of 280 I am on metformin 1000mg twice per day with food. My FBS is around 140 & PPBS is around 180. HbA1c is at around 7.6. The values have remained there over the past 6 months. Is that the best result I can expect our of metformin ? I am 38 years, XXXXXXX male strict vegetarian, non smoker & non alcoholic. Exercise 20 Kms of walk per week. Wt around 81kg & height around 5 ft 10. I follow the diet chart diligently.

I am hypothyroid for 10 years & am on eltroxin 100mcg per day
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Answered by Dr. Phanindra Dulipala 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Addition of Gliclazide is advised

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mr XXXXXXX I had gone through your query and understood your concerns.

First let me appreciate for your positive approach regarding diet and exercise.
Sir If I were your treating doctor, I would advice addition of Gliclazide along with Metformin.

You can discuss this with your treating doctor.


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