Which are effective medicines for Type 2 Diabetes?

Dear Friends,

Due to unavoidable circumstances, I had to visit different medicos for my Type 2 diabetes treatment. One prescribed Gluconorm, one emphasised on Zeta Met Plus and like. A complete sellers' market situation. No information and choice for buyers.

Unfortunately, almost all medicos of our country never explain the efficacy of medicines. They also do not explain, how the prescribed medicines are going to work in my body.

After being on medicines for more than a year, I got fade up and stopped taking any medicines for last four mothes. My sugar level keeps moving between the ranges of Fasting from 98 to 150 and PP from 115 to 197.

Will some one please advise my next course of action with medicines?

Wish you all the best. :-)

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  • Do not expect to receive any valid advice on medication on this forum.A qualified and experienced doctor will prescribe medicine after several tests and eliciting exhaustive information about your lifestyle and habits particularly your food habits.Please find a good doctor specialising in diabetes and follow his advice.

  • Fasting blood sugar should not exceed 100 mg/dL. Post prandial blood sugar should not exceed 140 mg/dL.

    Metformin (generic name) Gluconorm (brand name) is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Metformin is in a class of drugs called biguanides. Metformin helps to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It decreases the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose made by your liver. Metformin also increases your body's response to insulin, a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood.

    Zeta met plus is a drug combination of Metformin(1000mg), Teneligliptin(20mg)

    Teneligliptin is a pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It belongs to the class of anti-diabetic drugs known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors or "gliptins"

    Consult your doctor. In some case, multi drug therapy is more effective in controlling blood sugar.

    Give more importance to low carbohydrate + protein diet and aerobic exercises.

    Sources:--

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metfo...

    medlineplus.gov/druginfo/me...

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenel...

    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

  • Thank you very much for your erudite reply. I appreciate your response. Wish you all the best. Have a nice time and take care.

    :-)

  • DO NOT STOP taking medicine. - your medicine may be okay.

    You need to monitor more frequently and start LCHF diet and exercise.

    You may not know--that you may have diabetes for past three or four years and may have damaged certain organs or nerves.

    Read more forums discussions here and learn how to control and avoid future

    complications.

  • I am NOT familiar with generic medicines in India. In USA Metformin and Glimperide

    or its generic --most popular. For Metformin--you may have 500 or 1000 mg - and may be time released.

    Here in USA - by LAW 0 pharmacist provide a one or two page -information -including actual formula, how it works and what are side effects.

    You can go and ask Pharmacist - they should be able to give info on your medicine.

    IF NOT you can write a letter and request from manufacturer OR " google" .

  • Consult a good doctor and take medication...do not ignore it ...Diabetics is such a hopeless disease it will never spare you..slow killer....try also BGR-34 made by our Indian government ..I am using it and is effective....it is available on Amazon.

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