I am feeling dizzy and have diarrhea. Should I cut back on the glimiperide?

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The best determination for controlling your blood sugar is to self test your blood glucose and records it several times during the day.  In addition, your doctor can perform a blood test to determine your long term glucose control.  You should not make changes to your therapy until you have reported your symptoms to your doctor and determined the best course of medication for you to continue.  Symptoms like dizziness could be signs of hypoglycemia (blood sugar that is too low) and you should contact your doctor to report them immediately and seek medical evaluation as soon as possible.

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Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.
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