It is not only important to take the anti-diabetic medicines but equally important to take these in the way they are told/prescribed by your doctor. Read the below Q&A to manage Diabetes properly:
Q1. Is it important to take the prescribed medicinal products for the treatment of type 2 diabetes every day?
A1. Yes, it is very important to take the prescribed medicinal products for the treatment of type 2 diabetes every day as per the dose mentioned in the prescription.
Q2. Is it necessary to follow the prescribed method of taking the medicinal product with respect to meal timings?
A2. Yes, it is necessary to follow the prescribed method of taking the medicinal product with respect to meal timings. It is important because each of your medicinal product prescribed for the treatment of diabetes acts in a different manner. The amount of drug which enters your body systems to show its effect may vary depending on the meal timing (before or after or during a meal) and type of meal (amount of fat in meal or carbohydrate in meal or protein in a meal). Thus, the presence of food affects the effect of the medicinal product. The blood sugar lowering potential of some medicinal products for the treatment of diabetes may increase or decrease depending on the food.
Q3. Should you inform your doctor regarding any other illness that you may be suffering from?
A3. Yes, it is absolutely important that you inform your doctor regarding any other illness (es) that you may be suffering from or have suffered from for two reasons:
- a) You may be under medication for the treatment of your other illness (es). These medications may affect the effectiveness of your diabetes medicinal products.
- b) Some diseases (for example, abnormal kidney function or abnormal liver function, etc.) may change the way the medicinal agent acts in the body system.
In cases described above, your doctor can help you by either choosing medicinal products of an appropriate type or adjust the doses or the timings of the medicinal products. Hence, it is essential that you provide your complete relevant medical and treatment history to your doctor.
Q4. Does incomplete treatment or haphazard way of taking anti-diabetic medicinal products affect the blood sugar control?
A4. Irregular and incorrect ways of taking the medicinal product affects the blood sugar level. If you are habitually irregular, it may have ill-effects on your blood vessels which may increase the risk of complications of diabetes.
Q5. What to do if you are not sure of how to take your medicines prescribed for diabetes?
A5. In case you are not sure about how to take the prescribed medicines, you must talk to your doctor and confirm before you start the same; since the correct administration of anti-diabetic medicinal products is vital to good control of blood sugar.
As you already know, weight loss is important for a diabetic. The best way to do it is to slow down your eating to speed up weight loss.
Disclaimer: The above information has been prepared by a qualified medical professional and may not represent the practices followed universally. The suggestions listed in this article constitute fairly common advice given to patients, and since every patient is different, you are advised to consult your physician, if in doubt, before acting upon this information. Lupin Limited has only facilitated the distribution of this information to you in the interest of patient education and welfare.