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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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 the necessary medical advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 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. Thank you.  Read Full »

What can the cause of my generalized body pain, fever, and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 64, has ischemic cardiomyopathy. Her angina and breathlessness are reduced, and they only occur when she exerts herself. But, she is feeling nauseous and dizzy even though she takes food every two hours. Her random blood sugar test is done, and the values are between...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your mother seems to have issues with her blood sugar and thyroid together along with the heart problems. This makes a vicious circle leading to symptoms getting interrelated thereby creating a worse scenario. She is having high TSH (thyroid-stimulating horm...  Read Full »

Can Metformin help me in losing weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. I have gained a lot of weight of late and my weight is 101 kg at 5 feet and 7 inches. I got all the tests done and I have a fatty liver and am pre-diabetic. Can I take Metformin for weight loss and diabetes? Can it help me in reducing the fatty liver? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are worried about your weight gain and being prediabetic. Remember, Metformin is a prescription drug, and it is your physician who can decide if it is needed for you or not. Metformin can be prescribed to prevent diabetes (type II diabetes onset) if pr...  Read Full »

Will a low-carb diet cause blood sugar to fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I began to follow a healthy diet a couple of months ago. So, I reduced sugars. Sometimes, I feel hypoglycemic and feel uncomfortable rising in the heart/chest area with a little pain. But, when I take sugars in moderate amounts, I feel comfortable in this area. But t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Your BMI (body mass index) is very low, just lower limit of normal and obviously, your reserve glucose will also be low. You will feel hypoglycemic especially during work out and it will take you months to stabilize at this diet and exercise...  Read Full »

Why do I get hypoglycemia during exercise, brain fog, and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor,I get hypoglycemia during exercise, fasting or not, brain fog, fatigue. This has been happening daily for a month. Prior I had been exercising an hour a day five days a week, no issue. Currently still aiming for five but symptoms will start out on my bike or on the treadmill.I had a gas...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hypoglycemic symptoms. First of all I would suggest that instead of doing finger prick testing of blood sugar it is preferable to do laboratory test for blood sugar. Secondly, there is...  Read Full »

I have been using a Gluco One glucometer for the past month, and test results typically range from 68 to 92 mg/dL. Is the glucometer accurate?

Query: Hi doctor, I doubt that blood sugar levels range the same in all the glucometers, as I doubt the control solution ranges are all different. What is the accuracy of Glucoone? My fasting blood glucose was 350 a month ago, and an HbA1c of 12. After that, I started with a low-carb diet and regular exerc...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Most of the standard company-produced glucometers are of good quality and are accurate in measuring the peripheral blood glucose level. I did not get the point of saying, "Test strips possess a typical range of 68 to 92 mg/dL glucose". If your r...  Read Full »

How to treat my mother's swollen feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about my mom's peripheral blood smear test. She is 62 years old and is diabetic. The report says she has normocytic normochromic anemia with neutrophilic leukocytosis. Her neutrophils are 85 %, lymphocytes are 14 %, eosinophils are 1 %, and neutrophils show coarse toxic ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In your mom's case, considering that she is a diabetic patient with swelling in both her feet (also known as edema), a few things come to my mind. She could be having some skin infection in the...  Read Full »

Can a low carbohydrate diet, high-fat diet, and intermediate fasting make my glucose and lipid levels normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old male, and I do not smoke or drink. I am prediabetic and overweight from the past five years. I have started LCHF (low carb high fat) and IF (intermediate fasting) diet for seven weeks. This has given very good results, I was 100 kg, and now I weigh 90 kg. And my blo...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. LCHF diet is a good short-term option for weight loss. But it is not a good option for long-term weight loss. Prolonged use of this diet is associated with increased risk of hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease, which limits their long-term use. Based on your m...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a racing heartbeat and high blood pressure after any activity, including exertion or waking up from sleep. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-years-old person with borderline hypothyroidism (TSH value 4.2 mlU/L). When I take a nap and wake up in the afternoon, my heart races for 2 to 3 minutes, and after that point onwards, I cannot do any physical activity. If I do any exercise, such as lifting small weights or an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the reports that you have attached (the attachments have been removed to protect the patient's privacy). I have some differential diagnoses from your symptoms, and I feel you should be investigated further for this. 1) Insulinoma. Since yo...  Read Full »

Can diabetes be the cause behind my lethargy and heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old lady. Over 10 years, I am diabetic. My fasting sugar is 160 and PP 200. I do not have any other complications. I am feeling tired due to insufficient blood. I am having heart palpitations on and off due to insufficient blood. Currently, I am taking Voglinorm 0.3, Jal...  Read Full »


Dr. Gupta Ankush Dhaniram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a look at your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all congratulations for maintaining your body weight and keeping the blood sugar under control. As I always say if you can control your weight and diet, then you can control y...  Read Full »

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