Diabetes

Question
Posted by: beverley.fritz@sbm.gov.zs | 2012/09/10

Q.

new diabetic

Hi Doc. Ek is ''n maand gelede gediagnoseer met tipe 2 diabetes . Ek is op Glucophage 500mg(2) in die aand , maar my glukose telling bly tussen 7 en 10 en self hoer in die aand. Is dit aanvaar baar of is dit nodig om insulien te gebruik .

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Expert's Reply

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Diabetes expert

Dear Beverley

Glucose targets for patients with diabetes are patient specific, but in general we aim for a morning fasting reading of 4 to 6, and a reading 2 hours after the first bite of food(i.e. 2 hours after breakfast, lunch and supper) between 4 to 8, although we may take up to 10. Along with this we want to keep the 3 month glucose average(HbA1c) less than 7. If your readings are taken post supper, then they are probably fine, but if they are before supper, then they are probably a bit up, although it may depend on when you last ate. Insulin would be required if your glucose levels are above the target levels consistently, and you are not able to tolerate higher doses of glucophage or able to take one of the other tablets.

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Posted by: nthabiseng | 2012/10/02

my mothe is 56 years old and has just found out that she is diabetic...how to i educated myself about diabetics?.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/09/13

Dear Beverley

Glucose targets for patients with diabetes are patient specific, but in general we aim for a morning fasting reading of 4 to 6, and a reading 2 hours after the first bite of food(i.e. 2 hours after breakfast, lunch and supper) between 4 to 8, although we may take up to 10. Along with this we want to keep the 3 month glucose average(HbA1c) less than 7. If your readings are taken post supper, then they are probably fine, but if they are before supper, then they are probably a bit up, although it may depend on when you last ate. Insulin would be required if your glucose levels are above the target levels consistently, and you are not able to tolerate higher doses of glucophage or able to take one of the other tablets.

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