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Hi. Last 2 weeks back I randomly checked my blood sugar. It was 478. I than went for a proper blood and urine test and the reading were 473 and 278. Personally I am not a very sugar person. The doctor prescribed diamicron and Metsmall. Initially in the morning with another medication before bed. 9 days down the line the readings were still above 200 average. Now the dosage has been increased to Metsmall after every meal. The doctor said she cannot prescribe further check till the blood sugar stabilizes below 170-160. What is the take on this? Is there a chance of kidney issue or what?

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Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The glucose ;levels mentioned are abnormally high. Such high levels are bad for almost every vital organ in the body. There is an urgent need to control and bring down to the levels mentioned by your doctor. I would have started you on Insulin injections for 3 to 4 months along with an oral drug. Then after achieving desired control, shifted on to only oral drugs. That is the best option in such high blood glucose level, as glucotoxicity causes beta cell damage. Quick reduction helps revive the cells. It is essential to achieve fasting glucose level of < 100 mg & PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% <6.8. That too fairly rapidly, considering your age. Apart from taking drugs to control blood glucose it is necessary to take a restricted diet, plus exercise regularly. Looking at your weight and height with a BMI of 51.35 kgs/M2, you have morbid obesity. Normal BMI should be <23 kgs/M2. One of the major contributors for developing diabetes is your excess weight. That also needs to be seriously looked at. Only oral drugs are unlikely to give you desired benefits. Thanks.
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You need to have patience and wait for the body to adjust to the medicines. Please do not simply depend on medications to reduce the sugar levels. You need to change your lifestyle. Adapt a healthy lifestyle. Please exercise everyday for a few minutes to begin with, and slowly increase the duration and intensity. You can also learn Yoga and pranayam which are safe and effective to bring harmony and natural balance in health. Eat only healhty food (avoid all junk food and outside beverages ). Include all types of seasonal fruits and vegetables everyday. Prefer unrefined and organic foods if possible. You can also add Homeopathy which helps the body to improve the metabolism and overall well-being in the long run. You can contact me for further details about Homeopathic consultation and treatment.
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