Taking Onglyza 5mg daily after lunch!
QUESTION: I am having diabetis past 10 years with good control. According to my opinion, it would be better for you to start using herbs with blood glucose lowering purpose. Some of the most effective herbs on the market are bitter melon, cinnamon and gymnema sylvestre.
At present, I am taking 1 tblt of Onglyza 5mg daily after lunch and my sugar level 2hrs after lunch always below 140.
But my fasting sugar is always from 130-150range after medium dinner. Also sugar level is 190-200, 2hours after dinner.
Daily, I am going for brisk walk from 8pm to 8.45pm.
What medicine I have to add to control my fasting sugar as well as 2 hrs after dinner reading?
ANSWER: Hi Ganesh,
I understand your worries, especially when you were doing fine during the past 10 years. Because of this, I have to remind you that diabetes is progressive diseases, which means that at certain point of your life, you have to start working harder than usual.
However, I don’t think that you have to start using another drug, despite of Onglyza. According to the opinion of specialists, Onglyza is one of the most effective drugs used for the treatment of diabetes type 2.
Because of this, I want you to talk with your physician about slight elevation in your daily dose of 5 mg. Remember that this elevation has to be followed closely by specialists, because it is a very delicate process.
Do not dare to increase the daily dose by yourself!
Other thing, which you can do about your fasting and post-prandial blood glucose elevation, is to quit walking and start running.
When you are running, you are burning more glucose than usual, which of course will result with normal blood glucose level.
Something else, which will result with lower blood glucose level, regarding the present results, is to start running in the evening not in the morning.
In this way, you will keep your blood glucose during the next day.
Remember to use one of the herbs mentioned above, according to the directions on the box of the herb. The reason why I’m telling you to use herbs in purpose to lower your blood glucose level, is because of the fact, that the herbs are stimulating the effect of the glucose lowering drugs.
At this point, you have to start doing those things mentioned above and to see if they are going to be effective. If there is not effect of this solution, you have to reconsider using another drug with blood glucose lowering purpose. However, remember to do this under the supervision of your physician.
Hope it helped!