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Is it advisable to consume brown rice by a diabetic taking Metformin and Glimepiride?


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Answered by

Dr. Suneetha B S

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At February 8, 2019
Reviewed AtJuly 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My sugar level is 190 mg/dL. Metformin 500 with Glimepiride 2 is my daily medicine. I take half twice daily. Can I eat brown rice regularly?

Answered by Dr. Suneetha B S


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. You can safely eat brown rice or whatever kind of rice or grains that your ancestors have been eating. However, it is important to control the sizes of your food portions. I recommend that you use a measuring cup of whatever size you want. Use this same cup to measure your food at every meal. Start your meal by eating one full cucumber. Then you can eat your meal which should have one cup of rice or grain and three cups of vegetables (all measured in the same cup). Finish your meal with 250 ml of thin buttermilk. You should make sure that you eat all this in one meal. If you think it is too much to eat, reduce the size of the cup. You will be amazed at how little rice you really need to sustain yourself.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suneetha B S
Dr. Suneetha B S


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