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 am worried I am diabetic as my mom is type 2. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38-year-old female with a weight of 58 kg. I do not have any symptoms, but I just happened to check my blood sugar with a glucometer. The first time random came 126. Then after a few days, it was 144. Fasting once was 126, and my PP came to 122. Today, I had green tea with honey ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First of all, you need to stop worrying. You are not diabetic unless your tests show a blood sugar level of more than 200. Since you have a family history and your test results are inconsistent, you could be pre-diabetic. On the other h...  Read Full »

Can losing weight help keep my blood sugar in control?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old and I weigh 100 kg with a height of 168 cm. I am a pre-diabetic. I m taking Metformin these days. If I lose like say 25 kg then can I stop taking medicines and control my blood sugar normally? Can this diabetes be cured?  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Changing your lifestyle by regular exercise like walking at least half an hour every day and weight loss of say 30 Kg can help regulate your blood sugar levels. Also, you should follow a healthy diet by avoiding complex sugar and decrease carbohydrates consumption, ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my 4-year-old diabetic son with high lipid panel?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years old and he has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. He has a high lipid panel. Comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, T4 free, and thyroid have been done. Reports have been attached herewith. His A1C is 7.2. He uses Omnipod and Dexcom. He uses NovoL...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not something that one should be worried about. Triglycerides are high when the sugars are high and when sugars settle, the triglycerides also settle. Do not panic. Blood urea nitrogen is just above and it is not significant.   Read Full »

I take insulin, but my sugar levels are high. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, How are you? I am a 54 year old male. Nowadays, my sugar level is very high. Every day, I inject 28 units of insulin, 16 units in the morning before food and 12 units in the evening before food. But, my sugar levels are at 255 mg. I want to know if I should increase the shot of insulin...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it is clear that you need an increase in the dosage of insulin. However, it is also a good idea to reflect on your lifestyle and see if you can make any changes. If you are eating foods that increase blood sugar levels, especially sw...  Read Full »

I am feeling shaky, clammy and flushing often. How to know the reason for these symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old. My weight is 147 lbs and height is 5'3". I am currently taking Tizanidine, Nabumetone, and Hydrocodone as prescribed for a back injury sustained over three years ago. My symptoms are extreme shaking, severe weakness sometimes to the point of feeling like I am about to p...  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain. A. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concerns. I think you had a back injury, pain, and spasticity (stiffness) for which you are taking the above mentioned drugs for last three years. Let me explain briefly about the drugs you are taking. N...  Read Full »

How to reduce PP blood sugar level of 174?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65 year old male. Before 12 years, I went for my first master checkup without symptoms. The result showed high 2 hours PPBG while FBG and A1c are normal. The consultant physician advised me to eat less at a time and increase the¬†number of feeds in a day and encouraged me to check ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. On going through the details provided, it is clear that you are in a prediabetes situation. Following are the criteria for diagnosing diabetes: Normal: Fasting blood glucose (FBG) 70 to 110 mg, PP less than 140 mg and HbA1c% less than 5.9. Prediabetes: FBG 108 to ...  Read Full »

Is HbA1c test more reliable than a blood sugar test taken at home?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old female. Is HbA1c test at a primary physician's lab reliable? I recently got my annual physical and lab tests done at a new primary physician's office (practicing since five years). The results show I have a glucose of 109 mg/dL and hemoglobin A1c of 6.8 %. My TSH is 5...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. HbA1c will give us information about your blood sugar in the past three months whereas RBS (random blood sugar) will get us information about the previous day. Therefore, HbA1c is more reliable than of RBS. The HbA1c level needs to be less than 6 to be considere...  Read Full »

My reports say there is protein in the urine. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got my blood and urine tests done and it says I have protein (trace) in the urine. Is it normal? Secondly, I am attaching my reports. Please check and comment.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaik Jani Basha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Traces of protein in the urine might be normal. Kindly note: Uric acid is on the higher side, and lipid profile is deranged. Also, check your blood pressure and blood glucose level...  Read Full »

Is my husband normal, pre-diabetic or diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor,I am very concerned with my husbands latest lab report, mainly due to his doctor's reaction and strong family history. His morning fasting came back at a 105 and his A1c test came back at a 5.5. His doctor recommends a 5 % reduction in his A1c but from what I have read these numbers are...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. His HbA1c level is in the normal range, which signifies that in the past three months, his sugar levels were normal. There is no specified value to be a non-diabetic. Patient with an HbA1c of more than seven is considered diabetic. His reports are suggestive of the pr...  Read Full »

What can I do for scrotal bumps that occur after walking a lot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have these white bumps on my scrotum. They are pretty much like pimples with pus in them. They only show up on warm days and when I walk a lot throughout the day. I am using Calamine lotion at night and in a day they completely go away. They do not hurt, but it just feels like a rash. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a case of friction blister with superimposed fungal infection especially candidal. Sweating and friction lead to maceration, which is responsible for this disease. Instead of Calamine, I suggest Clotrimazole powder two to three times daily. It will not on...  Read Full »

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