A patient with type two diabetes has been prescribed to miglitol, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. The nurse should instruct the patient to take this medication:

With the first bite of a meal

Explanation

•Miglitol inhibits carbohydrate absorption and should be taken with the first bite of every meal.

•The timing should be emphasized because taking the medication too soon reduces the effects, while taking it after meals has no effect.

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