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I am a diabetic who also has divertiticulitis and have been

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I am a diabetic who also has divertiticulitis and have been advised to rest my bowel by going on liquid diet for 4 days tto a week. However it is bringing my blood sugars down very low so should I introduce other foods into my diet. I am 5ft 9ins tall female and weigh 8st 10pounds.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What is the level of blood sugars?

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What are you on for your diabetes?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

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Thank you.

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Blood sugars this morning 4.6 and similar yesterday. Took dextroseI I am on metformin and glicizade

Dr. Shahzad MD :

How much gliclazide are you on?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

My point is that you need to reduce your gliclazide dose.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you are on 4 mg you need to reduce that to 2 mg and so forth.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is your gliclazide that is causing the reduced blood glucose levels not metformin.

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Kind regards

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.

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