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 type 2 diabetes. How often and when should I check my blood sugar?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My fasting glucose was 108, and my A1C was 6.6 %. I was not put on medication yet but instead will work on my weight, exercise, and diet over the next three months before my next visit to see if I can prevent getting worse. I am 6'1," and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shazli Naseer

Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have provided good necessary information to start. My strategy as a diabetes specialist, I like to do very detail analysis to make a customized approach for each patient. 1. Based on the information, you provided, you should be on medication from my experience, ...  Read Full »

Why am I having fever, headache and body pain even after taking medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from fever since last five days. I have taken Paracetamol and Azithromycin tablet 500 mg but yet feeling fever, headache, body pain, and vomiting tendency.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethu Thomas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Check the fasting blood sugar to see if sugars are in control. Is the fever associated with any cold or a cough? Seems to be a viral infection. If associated with cold and cough Azithral (Azithromycin) 500 mg to be taken once a day for three days. The tablets taken c...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for abscesses, which look like an insect bite?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two abscesses, which looks like an insect bite with a dark spot at the center. Both the abscesses are hot to touch with acute pain. One of them is filled with pus and has started to drain slowly. I have attached the photos. Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would not be an insect bite unless it appeared overnight. After reviewing the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like an infection of the hair follicle. For such a skin infection, overweight and diabetes are the risk factors. I would ...  Read Full »

Why is my fasting blood sugar level more than PP?

Query: my fasting sugar is 94 and pp sugar 70 ... please tell me the remedy  Read Full »


Dr. Pratap Vgm

Diabetologist

Answer: Dear madam Welcome to Icliniq According to your query, your fasting sugars are more when compared to post prandial sugars.. Usually fasting sugars are regulated by basal insulin, which regulates hepatic glucose output. Hepatic glucose output means our liver constantly releases glucose into...  Read Full »

How to manage blood sugar levels in a cancer patient?

Query: Hi doctor, Patient is a cancer survivor. Due to lockdown, I am unable to do the routine checkup from the hospital. We did some blood test to know her health condition. Please check reports and let me know is everything is normal or not? She is currently on medications for hypertension and diabetes....  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Except some inflammatory markers and glycemic and liver function reports others are near to normal. I would advise you to get concerned about your blood glucose level and glycemic contr...  Read Full »

What could cause recurrent itchy skin rashes in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 63-year-old diabetic. He is having itchy skin rashes for a few months now. He tried Dermovate but they kept reappearing. He is taking 45 units of insulin per day and 5 g of Felodipine and 120 g Kanarb Fimasartan for blood pressure management. We had his blood and urine ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliiniq.com. Thanks for sharing the blood report, and detailed health history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reason for skin itching is poorly controlled blood sugar levels. One simple way to explain that is when blood sugar is not controlled well, the bo...  Read Full »

What causes long term skin disease in the thigh joint?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from skin disease in the thigh joint for long. I am using Mometasone, Terbinafine and PBF gel. Also, I had Ofloxacin and Levocetirizine for more than two months, but the situation is the same. What is this disease? Please advise any medicine or test in order to get c...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Due to prolonged use of the creams, the original picture has been altered (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and a clear-cut diagnosis is difficult to establish. Going by the area and some other signs in all likelihood it seems a case of fungal infection. As...  Read Full »

Kindly comment on my father's sugar value.

Query: Hi doctor, Four months ago, my father's fasting blood sugar level was 110 mg/dL and postprandial was 136 mg/dL. Before that he had sugar levels in the normal range according to regular checkups done. However, there is a spike in his blood sugar level and the detected levels were fasting 214 mg/dl an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fasting blood sugar should be less than 126 mg/dL and postprandial should be less than 140 mg/dL after 2 hours. Since your father has fasting blood glucose level of 214 mg/dL and postprandial levels of 301 mg/dL along with classical features of increased thirst, increas...  Read Full »

My MIL is a diabetic and gets a sensation of passing stools immediately after eating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother-in-law is a 55 years old diabetic patient. She is suffering from a problem that whenever she eats anything she has feelings to use the washroom. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother-in-law problem could be because of certain diabetic drugs also. I will be able to help you better if you can upload the list of medications she is on. And since how many days is she having this problem? What is the stool consistency, watery, or semisolid,...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling dizzy and extremely hot?

Query: Hello doctor, The following event has happened twice. I start feeling dizzy and extremely hot. I can feel my body heat through my shirt. I feel nauseated and was about to faint. Oddly, today, when I went to the kitchen to check my food in the microwave, I opened the fridge instead. When I tried to c...  Read Full »


Dr. Tim Evans

Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think the main thing to consider is whether this is something significant related to any cardiac or circulatory problems or whether this is something relatively minor. I would certainly suggest you visit your GP or family doctor. You will need to undergo an ECG (elec...  Read Full »

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