Answers ( 2 )

  1. Hi. Thank you for trusting MediMetry with your query.
    Before I could give you my opinion, I would like to know a little about your diabetes profile.
    Please reply back with the following:
    - Number of years you have diabetes (type 1 or type 2 and when did it start)
    - Your blood glucose levels before and after taking this medicine and fresh levels if done recently.
    - When have you done your tests, your previous fasting and post prandial blood sugar levels. Your Insulin and HbA1c levels. Kindly send fresh reports.
    - Any other medications you take or any other conditions like heart, liver, kidney disease, etc., high pressure etc
    Please reply with the above.
    Regarding dose schedule of IstaMet you may take the prescribed dose as scheduled till fresh reports of your blood tests.
    You may take the medication on full stomach if you wish.

    Please post your answers here.
  2. In the meanwhile kindly concentrate on eating healthy nutritious food with liberal servings of fruits and vegetables.
    Drink plenty of water ie at least 8 glasses of water in a day (unless told otherwise).
    Please avoid oily, fatty, junk and fast foods, sweets, processed foods and juices, etc.
    Please exercise minimum 40 minutes daily, avoid over exertion and take one rest day after 2 or 3 days of continous exercise.
    Also practise yoga or meditation to get rid of excess stress and you may try to get a good night's sleep ie around 7 to 8 hours.

    Please write back for further info and clarifications.
    Live healthy.