Blood Glucose Level

Glucose is used by cells in the body as a fuel. The hormone insulin that is produced by the cells in the pancreas help in absorption of this glucose. High level of blood glucose in the blood is called diabetes.

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I have been prescribed Farxiga. Should I stop this drug?

Query: Hello Doctor, My doctor set me up with an FNP (Family nurse practitioner) who advised me to start taking Farxiga. I am not sure if I should take this medication.I am curious about other professional opinions on this newly FDA approved drug. Should I stop this drug?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com.Farxiga is a novel diabetic medicine which decreases blood sugar by reducing the absorption of sugar from kidney. Since more sugar is getting excreted in the urine, blood sugar starts reducing and thus blood glucose levels start coming down.  Though it still needs to co...  Read Full »

Is fasting blood sugar of 92 mg/dL considered high?

Query: Hi, My 10 year old son got tested for fasting blood glucose values and it came as 92 mg/dL (fasting). Is it on the higher side. Why it is so and what can be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.The Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) level of your son is within normal range. A blood glucose level of 100 mg/dL or less is considered normal for fasting state. If he has any symptoms suggestive of diabetes you may go for further testing with the advice of your paediatrician. Ho...  Read Full »

Do stress and depression lead to hypertension and diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 49-year-old. I was assuming healthy until now. I am under severe stress because of massive business losses and recently got a full test conducted and report enclosed. I was diagnosed last time as having mild hypertension. I was suggested Atenolol 25. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), blood sugar, cholesterol, hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) very high, and Iron and Vitamin D are low. Start daily exercise. Avoid oily, fried, and outside food. Follow a st...  Read Full »

Kindly give your opinion regarding my CBC report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I would like to get your opinion on my CBC report. Shall I attach my report?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do attach the report of the CBC (complete blood count). I will be able to comment further once I see it. Revert with the report to a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist  Read Full »

Why is my blood glucose level different in home glucose monitor?

Query: Hi doctor,My father checked his fasting sugar in a blood glucose home monitor using blood taken from pricking the finger and then putting drops of that blood on a test strip. It came out 130 mg/dL. Then, he went to a laboratory and there he gave his blood sample. In laboratory test, the fasting su...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, there shall be difference in reading of blood sugars checked through glucometer and that done in the laboratory. Because, laboratory check for serum blood glucose and home monitor check for blood glucose. There is a minor difference between blood and serum. ...  Read Full »

I have autoimmune related sores in my mouth and bottom of lips too. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got sores in my mouth which the doctor said was autoimmune related, but a week ago, I started getting what feels like sores on the inside of bottom lip and I often get pain on the back roof of the mouth, should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Autoimmune responses are the best met with the particular drugs, which your doctor might have already prescribed. Also, get checked your vitamin B12 and blood sugar levels. You can use topical anesthetic gel (like Benzocaine), Triamcinolone...  Read Full »

Can glucose monitor value and HbA1c differ?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has been suffering from diabetes for the past 20 years. He is using Apidra (20 units in the morning and 14 units in the evening), Lantus (20 units in the morning) Insulin injections and Cyblex MV 40.2 mg twice a day. He regularly checks his blood sugar level using glucose monito...  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diabetic medications followed by your father have controlled his blood sugar level in the range of 90 to 130 mg/dL. The reading shown by the glucose monitor is the current value during the time of check, but HbA1c always denotes the control of sugar level over two ...  Read Full »

What are prediabetic, diabetic, and IGT?

Query: Hi doctor,My friend advised me to check my glucose on her glucometer. The results were as follows after eating a meal with the following nutrition specs: Carbohydrates 98 g, fiber 21 g, protein 28 g, fat: 27 g, saturated fat: 4.5 g, calories: 720. Blood sugar after 1 hour 113, after 2 hours 131 an...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why are you worried that you have diabetes? Do you have polyuria that is increased frequency or volume of urination or any positive family history or numbness of the feet? Whatever the cause might be with the values you have sent I can assure you that you are not even pre...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and is my fasting glucose is always high?

Query: Hello doctor,Why is my fasting glucose always high? My range is 110 to 115. Doctors tell that I should maintain below 95 as I m currently pregnant. My afternoon and dinner values are within the range. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Traditionally soluble insulin is the agent of choice for uncontrolled DM (diabetes mellitus) or GDM (gestational diabetes mellitus) in pregnancy. Rapid acting analog insulin aspart is a safer choice along with diet and tolerable exercise. Diet and exercise are tried fi...  Read Full »

After how many days should a diabetic patient check blood glucose level?

Query: Hello doctor, After how many days a diabetic patient needs to check their blood glucose level? Is the BMR is too low for a whole day diet plan like 1000? Such low calories are sufficient for any patient for the entire day, or do we need to improve something? Also, guide us by giving factors to be co...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a person with diabetes on medicines, with stable blood glucose levels, they need to do their BSL fasting and Pp once in six months and HbA1C test every three months. For people with diabetes on insulin, they need to follow the same, but additionally they need to ...  Read Full »

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