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Why diabetes medicines taken before food?


Deeksha Khare says

Balancing your blood glucose level is the purpose/reason for taking any diabetic medications. When you take any diabetic medicine, your body uses it to allow glucose from your blood into your cells. This timing is important because, you want it to work at or around the same time you eat. Taking diabetic medicine, after your meal could cause your blood sugar level to spike before your medicine starts working. If your blood sugar levels are too high, this increases your risk for conditions like Kidney failure, Amputations, Brain Ischemia and Stroke.