Which medications should I take to control my diabetes?

Q. Can a person change their medications on their own to control their diabetes?

Answered by
Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 25, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jul 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have been diabetic for the past 12 years. For the initial nine years, I did not take any medicines for it and managed with regular exercise, diet, and walks. In the past three years, In the past three years, I have been taking half a tablet of Glibenclamide in the morning and at night before food. My recent fasting blood sugar level was 130 mg/dL, and my PP sugar level was below 200 mg/dl. My diabetologist informed me that Glibenclamide affects the pancreas, and I may become insulin-dependent, and changed my prescription to a tablet containing Glimepiride, Metformin, and Voglibose, to be taken twice daily. I took the new tablets for a day and went back to Glibenclamide tablets. Which is better, the new tablets or tablet Glibenclamide to control my diabetes? Kindly help.



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Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Do not change medications without your doctor's consent. Continue the exercise and diabetic diet. It will help the pancreas function better. Recheck your blood sugar levels - fasting, two hours after food, and HbA1C (glycated hemoglobin). Follow up with your current blood sugar levels and HbA1C test results to assess the best medication for you. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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