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Q. Taking Dibizid M for diabetes but sugar level has not reduced. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Qazi Mujahid Ali
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 19, 2019

Hello doctor,

My mother has diabetes for the past 10 years. She has been on Dibizid M (twice a day- morning and night) and the sugar levels had been under control until the past few months.

A few months ago her sugar levels went up and here before food reading was 220, while after food it was 180 and HbA1c was 9.5. So, the doctor had prescribed a change in medication. Now she is taking Dibizid M in morning and afternoon while taking Glycomet SR 1000 in the night. Today her sugar levels were before food: 180, after food: 201. Also, would like to inform that she is on strict diet. Kindly advice.



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The medicine is fine. Divide her diet in six portions and decrease fat content as low as possible.

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Thank you doctor,

One more query is on the type of food she can consume like rice, wheat, type of vegetables and fruits, etc.



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She can eat one serving of fruit, means one fruit in a day, the idea is any fruit you can hold in your fist. If a big fruit like watermelon, its pieces in a cup or small like strawberry about 6 to 8. But only once a day. As far as rice or wheat are concerned it might be better to reduce the amount, actually, it is carbohydrates. She can eat vegetables freely.

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