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She woke up today with 96 sugar and then today she only drank

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She woke up today with 96 sugar and then today she only drank her pill in the morning. She ate her dinner at 4pm and then now she 171 of sugar pleSe let me know if that is normal im still waitjng for the dr to call me.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.

171 is just a bit high, probably because she didn't use a pm glipizide, it is not a horrible glucose level after dinner, goal should be less than 180 after meals.

most likely a 2.5mg glipizide in the pm will help this.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

yea the problem is that dr has not call me to tell me .hopefully tomorrow morning she wakes up in the ninetyies.dr what is the best way to drink this pill before food or with food or after.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.
glipizide should be given 30 minutes before meals, do not cut, crush, chew extended release forms.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

so for sure there glizipide of 2.5mg

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.
yes, they make an estended release glipizide in 2.5mg dose.


or you could cut the regular glipizide 5mg pills in 1/2
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

the one she uses the regular 5mg i do mot think that it is extended release

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.
yes, I think you are right.

these regular glipizide pills can be cut in 1/2
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