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From Beaufort, South Carolina, USA:

I am a 49 year old woman with type 2 diabetes who takes Starlix if I know I am going to eat a lot of carb, but my three-hour postprandial blood sugar seems to be higher than my two-hour post-prandial blood sugar. What would cause my three-hour postprandial blood sugar to be higher than my two-hour postprandial blood sugar?


As I see it, there are three possibilities:

  1. The Starlix [nateglinide] has worn off.
  2. Sometimes there is a late absorption of carbs with a high carb or complex carb meal, and you may be seeing the second phase of absorption.
  3. You may have some delay in absorption from your stomach with a delay in emptying. This is caused by some damage to the nerves in the stomach.
Please discuss this with your physician.


Original posting 19 Mar 2002
Posted to Daily Care and Type 2


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