Hi, can somebody please help me how to manage taking medicines before meal?
Without going into much details here, my dad is on several medications. He has 2 different medicines that are required to take before meal. "Before meal" means an empty stomach - I understand this part! Wheew! lol!
However, what I'm confused about is that... do I give him both the medicines at the same time before breakfast (Assuming 7:30AM since it takes a little while for the pills to sink in.) That way when it get to 8AM I can just give him his breakfast. Am I doing this correct? Can somebody clarify? Or should I give him only the first medicine before meal and then the second medicine right before lunch? Which is the best way?
Another thing also, is that I need to check his blood sugar too. Do I check his blood sugar before breakfast? OK now, I have to give him a shot of insulin too. Do I do that after the breakfast? Or before breakfast? Or all at the same time before breakfast? I'm sorry i am very new to this. I hate giving people shots and medicine. But you know, my dad had a stroke, he was at the nursing home for 3 months, and now he is home. So its MEEE that has to give him the medicines. I give him the medicines during the day and my older brother will give the rest when he get off work in the afternoon. But I'd like some thoughts from you experts on how to go about managing time. Thanks for your help.