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From Malta:

I am a female, 58 years old, and has had diabetes for the last 5 years. I take 80mg of my diabetes pill in the morning and 40mg in the evening. When is it best to take them, before or after meals?


I always advise my type 2 patients to take all pills for diabetes some 20-30 minutes before each meal depending on the blood sugar. If higher than 150-200mg% a longer interval between starting of eating and intake of them is required.


Original posting 31 Mar 2000
Posted to Medications: Pills for Diabetes and Type 2


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