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Diabetes. Taking gluconorm g, switched to glymo, sugar levels rising. Due to medicine change?

my mom has dibetese from last 20 years and taking gluconrm G one tab in the morning as she has inconvenience in swollowing it doctor changed it to Glymo 1 tab in the morning and one in the far as i understand intake of metformin is now zero and glymepiride is 1.5 times inceased. it is observed that the sugar level has risen to 417 after meal. is it because of change of medicine?
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Kindly mention your mother's age. What was the reason for changing the medication? You have mentioned inconvenience in swallowing. Did you mean acidity?

Sugar levels might have risen as the dosage in inadequate. If you have a glucometer at home, record her blood sugar on a particular day in the morning(fasting blood sugar), 2 hours after breakfast, 2 hours after lunch, 2 hours after dinner. Once you know at what time the sugar levels remain uncontrolled, the medication can be changed or adjusted accordingly with the help of her physician.

I would also advise her to do exercise ,as exercise does help in reducing blood sugar levels.

Soak 1 teaspoon of fenugreek(methi) seeds in half glass of clean drinking water and leave it overnight. In the morning drink this water and eat the soaked fenugreek seeks. Do this daily. It might help in reducing blood sugar levels.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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