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What Could Be Causing Sudden Elevation Of Blood Sugar Levels?

I was diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago. Since getting my meds right (Metformin 450 mg x 2 day) my levels have been fine. This past weekend it jumped to 259 Sat and 265 Sun. This morning it was 277 and this afternoon when I got home from work it was 297. I have an apt with my Dr on the 29th, is it safe to wait that long? and what could be causing this sudden spike?
Thu, 28 Mar 2019
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Hello,

You have uncontrolled Diabetes. In addition to Metformin, you may need another anti-diabetic drug like Glimepiride and or Teneligliptin to have good control of blood sugar levels (ideally FBS 100 mg% and PPBS 140 mg%).

Go for HbA1c Test to know past three-month average blood sugar control. Have a good diet control and exercise (aerobic 150 minutes in a week).

If you do not have ketonuria (urine ketostix test positive), you can wait for the appointment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Tushar Kanti Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist
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What Could Be Causing Sudden Elevation Of Blood Sugar Levels?

Hello, You have uncontrolled Diabetes. In addition to Metformin, you may need another anti-diabetic drug like Glimepiride and or Teneligliptin to have good control of blood sugar levels (ideally FBS 100 mg% and PPBS 140 mg%). Go for HbA1c Test to know past three-month average blood sugar control. Have a good diet control and exercise (aerobic 150 minutes in a week). If you do not have ketonuria (urine ketostix test positive), you can wait for the appointment. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Tushar Kanti Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist