Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 26, 2003
Other Medications, Type 2
Question from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada:
I have to take prednisone for another medical condition, and now I have problems controlling my sugar levels The doctor increased the metformin from 250 mg from times daily to times 750 mg twice and 500 mg once, but I still have a very high sugar level from after breakfast until after supper when it seems to be normal.
It sounds like the increased dose of metformin is not enough. You and your physician need to use additional therapies to address the high blood sugars. This may mean adding additional agents until the blood sugars come under control.
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