Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used as the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially in overweight patients. It works by restoring your body's response to the naturally produced insulin. It also reduces the blood sugar by decreasing the sugar production in the liver and its absorption in the intestine.

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How to bring sugar under control during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 11 weeks pregnant. I was diagnosed with diabetes before a week. I am taking Novomix 14 units of insulin injection in the morning and 12 units at night. But, sugar is not within normal limits. My PPBS is 190 mg/dl, FBS is 126 mg/dl. My TSH levels are also high 4.9 mIU/L. I have been ...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to Make your FBS (fasting blood sugar) less than 95 mg/dl and after two-hours PPBS (postprandial blood sugar) as 130 mg/dl. Change your insulin dose to three times daily as it can bring sugar under control. Start taking tablet Glycomet SR 500 mg (Metformin 500 mg) after br...  Read Full »

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