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Blood glucose around 8. Glucophage or insuline shots?

If my blood glucose does not spike and sits around 8.oo, is it really necessary to be put on insulin? My own doctor says Yes , whereas another doctor has said she would just keep me on the Glucophage tablets and that insulin injection would not be necessary. Additionally, the Glucophage medication was nt agreeing with my tummy, and of the 4 tablets a day I was prescribed, 2 of them were being dispelled within just a few hours-when I put it to my doctor that I was nt getting the benefit of the 4 tablets, since 2 were being seen (in their whole form) in faeces, that surely must have meant that I was only on a 50% dose. He disagreed and said it did nt matter-yet other doctors have agreed that I was only getting the benefit of half the dose prescribed. Advice please. Thanks!
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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I feel you may not require insulin as of now and you may continue glucophage. You can reduce dose of glucophage to level as tolerated by you.

your query regarding passing the tablet in whole form is that some of the medicinal preparation involve a technology where the active ingredient is absorbed by the body and tablet is expelled (What is called Ghost capsule)

Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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