I'm a 72 year old male Type 2 diabetic since last 2 years, having one drug each day, which contains Metformin-500 mg, Pioglitazne-15 mg & Glimepiride-1 mg.

My PPBS count for last one year remained 74 - 112, checked every month. The HbA1C reading remained around 5.7-5.8, checked every 4 months.

As per doctor's advice I'm also having Suclarose based artificial sweetener in my cup of tea/coffee, which I take frequently.

Apart from not taking direct sweets, I don't follow any diet chart meant for diabetics.

As such, should I reduce the dosage of the drug or continue with the same?

5 Replies

  • Please talk to your treating physician. You may need to reduce your drugs. Be watchful for hypoglycemia.

  • Thanks for your speedy response.

  • kindly give your fbs

  • FBS has not been checked since long.

  • it is somewhat difficult to explain such low ppbs considering your age 72.

    it should be 70 to 140 in a healthy young man.

    but you are on medicine.

    take your fbs once and consult a doctor to

    revise -

    if the medicines

    are to be reduced.watch for hypoglycemia [bs going below 70]

    as mr patliputra suggested above.

    how it happens that you checked ppbs with out checking fbs.?

    for a diabetic

    the two targets prescribed are fbs below 130 and ppbs below 180-ada


    [ppbs uk 153 and premeal target =126]

    good luck

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