I Have Type 2 Diabetes, I Usually Take Gliquidone And Now I Am Given Glimepiride.?
After I take Glimepiride medicine for 3 days in a row my body gets tired easily and my sugar last 256 gr / dL how do doctors ..
Thank you for the question.
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which there is resistance to insulin which regulates blood sugar levels in the body. Symptoms of this disease can be complaints of frequent thirst, frequent hunger, and frequent urination, and doctors usually diagnose this disease by looking at high blood sugar levels.
To treat this disease, usually the doctor will suggest improvements to the diet and lifestyle, and if it does not succeed in lowering blood sugar, the doctor will prescribe blood sugar-lowering drugs which are divided into various groups including injections, and one of them is like drugs you mentioned. The targets of controlling this disease are fasting blood glucose 80-130mg / dl and blood glucose 1-2 hours after eating less than 180mg / dl.
The drugs you mentioned are drugs that are both derived from the sulfonylureas. Sulfonylureas work by stimulating beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. This drug is usually used in conjunction with metformin to prevent hypoglycemia (blood sugar below normal levels), which is one of the side effects of this drug. Even though they are from the same class, there are differences between the two drugs you mentioned. Glimepirid has a longer work time of 24 hours so that it is used once a day, while glycuidone works for 8 hours so that its use is about 2-3 times a day. In addition, glimepiride also has a lower tendency for hypoglycemia, and also a lower risk of heart disease.
If you often feel tired and your blood sugar tends to rise and be unstable after changing drugs, you should consult a specialist in your internal medicine, so your doctor can give advice to replace the drug or add a dose according to your blood sugar levels.
Hopefully this information can help.