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I have type 2 diabetes and take Jentadueto 2.5mg/1000mg

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I have type 2 diabetes and take Jentadueto 2.5mg/1000mg twice daily. Two days ago my blood sugar in the a.m. was in the 100-110 range.
My doctor put me on Victoza and I have probably eaten less than 600 calories since then - no appetite. Great, right?
My blood sugar before breakfast was 136, I ate very little, and then 5 hours later, on empty stomach, my blood sugar is 145.
I've still been taking Jentadueto as directed by my drl. My other meds are Diovan 320 HCT/12.5 mg, Trileptal 1200mg, Klonopin 0.5 as needed, potassium 10meq, crestor 10 mg, and vitamins: calcium, vitamin d, fish oil (Vascepa)coQ10.
Why is blood sugar increasing? Is it because I haven't eaten?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

when you don't eat regular meals, your body and liver can still convert fat into glucose so you have a glucose level in your body

the glucagon hormone is responsible for that, for raising up glucose levels when you haven't eaten .

keep eating health small meals and work on regular exercise and overall weight loss

and keep taking your diabetes medications for now

let me know if you have questions.