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Common Questions About Diabetes Medicines

How do I know if my diabetes pill is working? The best way to find out how well your diabetes pill is working is to test your blood sugar. Ask a member of your health care team what time of day is best for testing. You'll want to test when your diabetes medicine is expected to be most active in your body. Keep a record of your blood sugar levels (PDF) during that time to see if they're at or near your goal. If your levels are at or near your goal and you're not having any problems with the medicine, then it's probably working well. If you're still not sure, talk to your doctor or other member of your care team. Can I stop taking my diabetes medicine after my blood sugar is under control? It's reasonable to think that after a person gets good blood sugar control, it means the end of managing diabetes. But that's not the case. People with type 1 diabetes aren't able to make their own insulin, so they will always need to take insulin shots every day. For people with type 2 diabetes who are on medicine, the answer isn't as clear. Sometimes when people are first diagnosed, they start on pills or insulin right away. If the person also works hard to control diabetes with diet and exercise Continue reading >>

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  1. Sameer

    Guys i think my insulin is making me sick so giys if i stop insulin what will happen because from tommorow i am stopping my insulin .... Guys i need input pls help me and advice me ......
    Do u think my sugar level will go up ....
    Actually i want to set my insulin levels again .... So i am stopping it or should i reduce it to good level .....
    I really dont know i think too much insulin in my body making me sick !!!!!!
    Newly daignosed , novomix 30 , 21units in morning and 17 at night , have issues in eating and sleeping pls help me , why my morning BS is always high ???? Late night eating is the problem , so please help me guys
    Sent using Ipad .

  2. mo1905

    Re: Guys if i stop insulin what will happen ????? Or should
    Sameer, I think you need to talk to a doctor. It appears you're struggling at present but your doctor can advise you better than we can ! Good luck !

  3. iHs

    Re: Guys if i stop insulin what will happen ????? Or should
    There is a reason why your doctor prescribed insulin for you to use. It is because your blood sugar levels went very high and you were in danger of dying.
    Do you not think it is a bit silly of you to contemplate stopping it? What do you think will happen to you if you stop?
    If you are having hypo feelings, its either because you are not eating enough carbohydrate at set meal times or if you are eating correctly, maybe the insulin doseage needs to adjusted. What you must not do if you want to live, is stop insulin.

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