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I am diabetic and my blood sugar is higher in the mornings (200-250). Can I change when I take my medicine; instead of taking 500mg metformin in morning and 500mg metformin at night, can I take both pills in the evening?

Discuss this with your doctor. It would help your morning glucose control, but potentially will raise daytime numbers. A higher evening dose of metformin may be needed, without changing morning dose. A typical goal for fasting blood glucose is 90-130 mg/dl. Be sure you are eating appropriately and doing regular physical activity too.

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