Reply To: Diet and Antihyperglycemic Agents

Roshni John

Diabetes Education

Given the rise in the cost of living including food, patients may find it challenging and compromise with food intake (quality, type, and quantity) which could spell trouble for a patient with diabetes. AHAs that are lower in cost like metformin could be the starting point. If further pharmacotherapy is needed to lower HbA1C, some samples could be provided if available, and compassionate care programs could be tapped into, where available in the long-term.
Certain food items available at food banks, community/ soup kitchens, websites like, etc may help.

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