Diaben is an anti-diabetic agent. It is very effective when your mother's diet is controlled. The side effects include blurred vision, nausea, epigastric fullness, heartburn, muscle pain, joint pain, rash, decreased hemoglobin, WBC, platelet an granulocyte counts. The pain in her bones (hand) and tired feeling could be the side effects. Visit your doctor and inform him of the changes. He might adjust the dosage of the drug.
Diabetes can be controlled in many ways. These include following the therapeutic regimen (medicines taken as prescribed), adhering to a specific diet, losing weight, getting exercise, personal hygiene and avoiding infection.
Food to eat: Carbs that are high in fiber but are not high in sugar
- brown rice
- sweet potatoes, yams, winter squash, cauliflower mash
- whole wheat pasta
- whole wheat or whole-grained bread
- high fiber breakfast cereal
- steel-cut oats or rolled oats
- bran muffin
- fruits and vegetables