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How do my Medications Affect my Diet?

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Medications for diabetes are designed to lower blood glucose. It is important that you follow your meal plan as designed by your dietitian or doctor. Your diet needs to be matched to your medications, and your medications need to be matched to your diet. Taking oral medications for diabetes doesn’t just “cover” whatever you feel like eating. Eating consistently so that there is a good match may be hard. Eating a lot one day and not much the next day usually means that on neither day was your medication and food matched.

Hypoglycemia can occur if meals are skipped while taking one of these medications. Check with your health care professional if this is a concern for you.

follow your meal plan as designed by your dietitian or doctor

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This document is a source of information only, and is not medical advice.