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I have diabetes type 2. I have gotten my glucose measurement

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I have diabetes type 2. I have gotten my glucose measurement down to around 110 when I do the measurement before breakfast. I am now taking Lyrica and my measurement is between 140 and 150. When I take a mid-morning measurement it is 20 or so points below the mid-morning measurement,which really surprised me.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I take Lyrica 100 mg at around 10 in the evening. Would the timing of taking the Lyrica cause the early morning measurement to be higher. I have not seen the doctor specifically on this issue. I will in the near future.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Not allergic. Daily medicines include lyrica, duloxatene, amiodarone, levoxyl, coumadin, finasteride, metformin,
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Lyrica can affect the blood sugar levels in two ways;

1) A direct effect of Lyrica on glucose metabolism which raises the blood sugar.

2) A increase in the body weight which may increase insulin resistance and raise blood sugar levels.

I would not make any changes at this time until you hemoglobin a1c is measured again.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?