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Time of day to take meds

65 yrs old. Type ll for 8 years.
In the last two months my Dr. has been changing my meds in trying to lower my glucose readings. Currently taking 30mg Actos + 4mg Glimepride at 5:30am wake up. 2mg Glimepride at 5:00pm before dinner. Take glucose readings just before meds in am and pm. Currently avg 167 in the am and 114 in the pm. Active during the day but little activity during the evening and night. Anyone have information about switching the 30mg Actos + 4mg Glimepride to before dinner and the 2mg Glimepride at wake up in hopes of lowering the morning readings?
Thank you.
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141598 tn?1355671763
Without having your medical records and history only your doctor can answer your question about switching medication times. Why can't you email him/her your question? I do with all my doctors and its free.
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Thanks for the tip. Already do that. Just looking for an opinion from someone that has switched times and what results were. Thanks again.
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141598 tn?1355671763
You're welcome. Some diabetic medications are required to be taken with food or they cause digestive issues, while others can be taken in stand alone mode, w/o food. I take Metformin (Glucophage) and it needs food for proper absorption. The flip side of the coin is when the medication is balancing your glucose and which one is doing the morning balancing act. When I change dose, time, or add a medication and/or supplement I contact my pharmacist. She knows more about medication and supplement interactions than my doc. He treats, writes the RX, she dispenses and explains it use.
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That's one I have not done. I'll talk to him next week. Thanks.
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