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I have blood sugar at 325!, was 314 hour ago. Had cortisone…

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I have blood sugar at 325!, was 314 hour ago. Had cortisone shots t 4 pm. Tool gglimipiride, 2 mg after measurement. Recommend

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Metformin 1000, glimipiride, 2mg after dinner.

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Hello,I am Dr. Aren ,I have over 37 years of clinical experience,I will help with your query.Steroid injections and oral steroids are likely to elevate your blood sugar levels,your doctor /PCP should ensue you receive adequate Oral Hypoglycaemic Agents(OHA) to cover the effect of the steroid dose whenever it is given.This should be apart from any anti-diabetic therapy you are on previously.Prefer a drug which does not cause Hypoglycaemia like Glicliazide instead of the Glimeperide which has been implicated in many hypoglycaemia cases.If you are not a diabetic,the OHA should cover the duration of the hyperglycaemia and yet not cause hypoglycaemia.

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