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When should I take Istamet for diabetes treatment?

Hi ,am a type 2 diabetic patient.Recently dr prescribed istamet 50/ also taking pioz 7.5mg o-1-0.My fasting b.sugar was144.6&post lunch 184.9.&HbA1c was8.8.I started taking Istamet from 16 th Nov. DR .please advise me when should i take istamet ?before or after food.Then when hould i do my next blood test.

My other problem is Hypocalcemia.i was on cal 500mg od.NOw my ser.calium level is10.9. What should i do now ,should i stop taking shell cal ?
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
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Hello, You should take your anti diabetic medication istamet before food, or withen 15 mins of starting your meal at the most for optimum action.
Your hba1c is still higher and after the change in medication, do repeat the test after 3 months.
However you may do a fast and post lunch sugar after 2 weeks or so to know the trend.
Your calcium levels are , yes you may stop supplement and rather concentrate of acquiring adequate calcium and vitamin D from .
Regards Dr Priyank Mody
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