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20 Oct 2006

High sugar ,severe headaches ,fasting
Hi, I have recently been diagnosed as diabetic..fasting test showed 9.9 and insulin showed 125.

I am on glucophage 1x a day..

having terrible headaches and its worse after I take a nap..

i am also fasting

is it related to the sugar and can it be harmful

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Diabetes expert
diabetes expert

01 Jan 0001

Mina, blood sugar levels as described by you will not cause terrible headaches and it can also not simple be attributed to diabetes per se. I am not 100% sure what you mean by fasting - ? not eating for specific reason, this may contribute to you not feeling well.

As to the management of your diabetes - the most important aspects you have to address at this stage is modifiction of lifestyle factors that may potentially worsen your glucose handling. Ensure that you are following a healthy diabetic diet with the necessary adjustments, try and ensure a regular exercise program and reduce weight if this is a problem.

As far as the glucophage are concerned - this tablet will improve insulin action and help you to improve your glucose and insulin levels. We usually prescribe this agent twice or three times a day at mealtimes. Must be combined with abovementioned lifestyle modifications to ensure success with your diabetes management. Good Luck
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