Blood Sugar Levels

The normal blood sugar levels for a non-diabetic individual should be between 72 and 99 mg/dL when fasting and up to 140 mg/dL a couple of hours after a meal. And for a diabetic individual, fasting should be 70 to 110 mg/dL, and up to 200 mg/dL after a meal.

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How long can I take HRT, and will it cause any trouble when taken for a long time?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just received my blood results of thyroid and hormone blood test, and I require your help, please. I am 54 years old woman, who is 5.6 feet tall and weigh 13.10 stone. I have suffered from ill health for many years and cannot remember the last time I felt well. I had a complete...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry you have had to go through a lot. I really appreciate your writing all your problems in such a detailed way, which makes me easy to understand all your symptoms fully. Most importantly it is high time you stop your hormone replacement therapy. HRT should not...  Read Full »

I have done my annual blood test recently. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 5.10 feet male, who weighs 65 kg, and I am attaching my annual blood reports. Please give me necessary medical advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are not clear. Please attach clear reports along with current or past medications, history of previous illness, and current complaints. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician onl...  Read Full »

What does it mean to have a sudden onset of slurred speech?

Query: Hi doctor, My 70 year old father has developed slurred speech from two days. He has diabetes, benign prostate hypertrophy, and history of vascular dementia. He does not have weakness, paralysis, or numbness. He does not have hypertension or any cardiac disease. He refused to do a CT scan in the ER....  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In a patient, having risk factors, like diabetes mellitus and acute onset slurring of speech, it raises the possibility of developing an acute stroke. Though there may be other causes too. I would suggest undergoing the following tests: MRI of the brain or NCCT (non-...  Read Full »

What is the cause for fluctuating fasting blood sugar levels from very low to very high within a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old working woman, and my weight is 80 kg. I am not diabetic, but my recent reports showed my fasting blood sugar level to be 105 and HbA1C was 6.2. After seeing the report, I got scared, so I redid the test after a week. This time, my fasting blood sugar was 143 and pos...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you do not have diabetes but just impaired fasting glucose, or in other words, you might develop diabetes in the next few years if you do not have a proper diet control. I would suggest that you control your diet by eating low fat, low carbohydrate, d...  Read Full »

My eight-year-old son feels thirsty constantly. Is he diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my son who is 8 years old and weighs approximately 30 kg. Over the last couple of days, he is constantly thirsty, it is very hot outside. Sometimes, he is also tired, although generally, he is very active. I tested his fasting blood sugar approximately 10 hours after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from the blood sugar levels of your son, it does not look like he has diabetes. I agree that he is 30 kg and 8 years old, but children of developed countries usually are overweight, which is because of under activity. Please allow him to li...  Read Full »

Why is my gestation diabetes still present after giving birth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30-years-old, and I had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. My fasting blood sugar has always been normal. However, after eating a meal, the levels were outside the normal ranges. So, I just ate minimal carbohydrates. The baby was born ten days before the due date with a wei...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be doing a great job with diet and keeping your weight down. But, unfortunately, your glucose appears to rise after meals. The GTT (glucose tolerance test) done 45 days after delivery shows high glucose values after two hours of a meal. I think you have imp...  Read Full »

Does abstinence from sex for three months is required after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage two weeks back. The baby had no heartbeat or growth even after nine weeks. So, the doctor gave me tablets for abortion. And she advised taking rest and abstinence from sex for three months. I am confused about that because I am eager to have a baby now. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Sorry to hear about the loss. Hope God gives you all the mental strength to face it. I agree with your doctor, we always ask ladies who have had a miscarriage to give a gap of three months. There was some problem in your body to cause this miscarriage, ...  Read Full »

Will there be an increase in sugar level on aging in non-diabetic individuals?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 72-year-old female of height 5 ft 5 inches and weight 43 kg. I am healthy, active in sports, work, etc. My fasting sugar usually is 4.3 to 4.8. Lately, for about three months, my fasting sugar is 5.3 to 5.6. I feel good. I had low iron, but with vitamins and iron feel good. I am t...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood sugars are still in the normal range. I understand that your worry is that it has increased. I presume that other factors like diet and exercise have not changed. If you have been taking more sugars, you need to reduce them. As you know, Insulin is produced b...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and suggest whether I am diabetic.

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking medicine for diabetes from last year. Then after two months, I had to stop because my sugar went down very much. And sometimes, I had to eat glucose to maintain the sugar level. I used to continuously check my blood sugar levels after every 2 to 3 months. As the tests...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith Mg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood sugar is not under control. Everyone whose HbA1c is more than 6.4, have diabetes. Always keep HbA1c less than 7, for better control of DM (diabetes mellitus) type 2. Your other blood r...  Read Full »

Though I am skinny, I have a big belly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. My weight is 62 kg and height is 5'10". I am skinny, but I have a big belly. I am following good diet. I do not drink or smoke. I do exercise regularly.  Read Full »


Dr. Mir Osman Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an excellent question which I am glad to answer. It is nice to see that your height and weight are normal and you have good nutrition. But, you still have a big belly. The common causes are slow metabolism of the body to break down fats, lack of exercise making...  Read Full »

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