Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsDiabetes · 3 weeks ago

If a diabetic doesn't eat food should they still take the metformin/diabetes medication ? it might lower it too much?

Will it become even lower. If you eat a tiny bit should you still take it?

WIll it spike up? how as its still a small amount

4 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Diabetics need to stop eating grains (bread, pasta, cereals, rice, oatmeal, etc etc). Grains cause blood glucose spikes. They need to limit or stop eating fruit. A few berries is ok once in a while if it doesn't raise blood glucose.

    Meats and vegetables will rarely raise blood glucose much at all.

    do your research

  • Cammie
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Yes, take your meds. Check your BS often so you are in control.

  • 3 weeks ago

    If you are only taking Metformin, my friend, you SHOULD still take it.  It will NOT make your blood sugar level go even lower.

    Metformin, which is a biguanide, is a type of medication that works in a number of ways.  First, it inhibits production of glucose by the liver; secondly, it inhibits absorption of glucose through the walls of the intestines; and thirdly, it improves your body's sensitivity to the insulin that your pancreas continues to provide.

    If you are taking another type of diabetes medication could I ask you to add the detail to your question as other medication(s) work in a very different way.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Diabetics know they should eat. Metformin isn't insulin it doesn't work that way

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