Posted by Erlyne
on October 29, 1999 at 14:49:14:
My husband was diagnosed as diabetic last Nov. His blood sugar was over 400, cholesterol at 493, triglycerides at 1983. He was prescribed glyburide (2.5 mg) once daily, gemfibrozile for the cholesterol, etc. His blood sugar dropped below 200 except for first thing in the morning; the cholesterol and triglycerides level dropped well below 200 within the first 5 months (some other factors involved here, diet, very mild exercise, even nutritional supplements.). His doctor suggested a second 2.5 mg at night before retiring. That caused his tests to go up over 200 in the morning; a 2nd doctor doubled those amounts and his sugar levels started hovering around 200 all day. A third doctor added Metformin (1 a day for 2 weeks, then 2x daily). Now his blood sugar is over 200 almost all day, unless he doesn't eat anything for several hours.
I know this explanation is long, but am wondering if anyone else has experienced this and what was done to rectify it. We can talk alternative solutions with at least one of his doctors, his primary one.