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Tue Jun 21 21:57:50 UTC 2011

i recently was put on insulin due to extremely high numbers. am already on glyburide and metformin. do i need to be on both oral meds and insulin?
Asked By: prcdtons2  
Category: Vision

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diagnosed 1 yr ago, family history, having alot of trouble with my vision. but i dont have ins so im kinda stuck.
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Expert Answers (2)
2011-06-23 18:08:04.0

Hello: Some hick-ups with the links, please try again, continue to investigate this site for more resources, regards Sue
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Answered By: Susan Throop
Accreditations: RD, CDE, MA
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2011-06-22 16:11:01.0

Hello PrcdTons2; Thank you for consulting with dLife.com, there are many resources available to help with medications and education as to assist with optimizing blood glucose control, follow the links below or call 800-638-6833 or 800-772-1213.

Multiple medication use will all help to resolve the glucose to within normal ranges. Each has a respective site of action and the total impact should help with the vision and any other potential adverse impacts to health from the extremes in glucose. Suggested ranges of optimal control, i.e. <140-150 mg/dl or A1c, 7%. In addition to the resources listed below, have you spoken with your local hospital or health departments' diabetes educators? Frequently, there are scholarships' available for $$ assistance or other provisions for payment. Continued good health hinges on getting the numbers in optimal ranges, and not having the available funds should not be a limiting factor.
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Call on us as needed, hope this helps, Sue

Answered By: Susan Throop
Accreditations: RD, CDE, MA
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2011-06-23 08:48:25.0

Some experts [1] recommend that patients attain tighter control, keeping your A1c < 6.5%, your fasting below 110 mg/dl and you numbers after a meal < 140 mg/dl. And while it is true that many medications do different things, it is also true that often different diabetes medications do the same thing. In particular, if you are currently using a basal insulin, you may find that your doctor can adjust your basal insulin levels and eliminate the glyburide as no longer needed, both saving you money and perhaps attaining better long-term outcomes. All medications have side effects, and there are some that believe that sulfonylureas (like glyburide) may not be helpful in the long term [2]. As always, consult with your doctor about changes in your treatment plan.
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