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
- PatriciaLv 78 months 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
- CammieLv 78 months ago
Yes, take your meds. Check your BS often so you are in control.
- micksmixxxLv 78 months 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.
- TulipLv 78 months ago
Diabetics know they should eat. Metformin isn't insulin it doesn't work that way