my blood sugar in the morning ranges fro 150 -160?
Definitely agree with my friend's comments. Need more background. Are you newly diagnosed? What's your A1c? What are your post-prandial blood sugars? Have you received a full diabetes education from pathophysiology to carb counting to overall DM care? Your fasting blood sugars are high, and I am suspecting your doctor believes you need all these DM meds to get your blood sugars down to avoid the complications that can arise from uncontrolled diabetes. But like KM said, you should definitely have an endocrinologist vs a GP if you are newly diagnosed. Many have dietitians in board to help with nutrition therapy so you learn to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle. Most times, high fasting blood sugars are caused from your liver dumping glucose into your blood stream when you don't need it, such as overnight. A healthy snack before bed may help but most importantly, your diet in general is key.
Diabetes cannot be reversed but can be managed with diet and lifestyle so you can come off meds or cut back. . Many people can get off their meds if they do the appropriate interventions. My advice as a dietitian would be to see a dietitian so you can learn carb counting and start testing 2 hrs post meal to see the effect food has on your blood sugars. The most significant number is your A1c, to see what your blood sugars have been averaging over 3-4 months. You want this number less than 7. And it should be tested every 3-4 months. I apologize if you know all this already, however being on 3 different meds for blood sugar control is a lot. Hope that helps. The goal is to keep you off insulin of course. Best of luck!!
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