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Glibenclamide

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Olufisayo, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Olufisayo

    Olufisayo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The above med was prescribed for me @25mg once daily alongside metformin 500mg twice daily. I am sorry to say I don’t know what glibenclamide is all about. Is it insulin? Here the docs keeps everything from one.
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Gilbenclamide is a sulphonylurea. These tablets are prescribed to force your pancreas to produce more insulin. (Insulin does not come in tablet form).
     
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  3. Olufisayo

    Olufisayo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful! Won’t the doctor assume now that I am trying to teach him his job if I suggest he prescribes insulin for me (their mentality in Africa)?
    My gratitude to you and and to everyone on this forum as I’m happy to have a bg level of 5.7 this morning at 7.06 am. Thanks for your encouragement and support!
     
    #3 Olufisayo, Feb 4, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Why do you want to be prescribed insulin?
     
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  5. Olufisayo

    Olufisayo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m interested in anything that will crash my bg levels without headaches. Lol!
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Guru

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    Injected Insulin is a very tricky drug and requires a lot of knowledge and hard work to use correctly. You can have serious hypos if you get it wrong.
     
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  7. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Your new medication should address your blood glucose issues. There is no point in taking insulin when you do not need it. Insulin is not a 'quick fix' and it is far easier to take a tablet than it is to have multiple injections every day. I think you should talk this over with your doctor next time you visit.
     
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  8. Olufisayo

    Olufisayo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I fear hypo.
     
  9. Olufisayo

    Olufisayo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The thought of hypo gives me goosebumps. I d stick to my diet plus the oral tablets
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Guru

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    What sort of blood sugar levels do you see when you test yourself?
     
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    Olufisayo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Between 5.6 and 7. plus in the morning. After taking my drugs with my breakfast, I sometimes experience cold sweats later in the day because I skip meals.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Guru

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    Do you test when you experience these symptoms?
    When else do you test? (before and after meals?)
    Between 5.6 and 7 in the mornings is reasonable. Above 7 is not so good.
     
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    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your morning BG levels are good. But if you are taking a sulphonylurea and not eating later in the day you may well be experiencing hypoglycemia. Test when you feel the cold sweats to see if your BG is low and if it is, eat something with a highish sugar/glucose. And, if you find that your lack of eating is causing hypoglycemia, the solution is easy - eat something and avoid hypos.
     
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    Olufisayo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Appreciation for your love, advice, encouragement and all answered questions!
     
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