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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Why is my fasting blood sugar level more than PP?

Query: Hi doctor, My fasting blood glucose level is 94 mg/dL, and my postprandial blood glucose level is 70 mg/dL. Please give me a solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratap Vgm

Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your query, your fasting sugar level is more when compared to your postprandial sugar level. Usually, basal insulin (which regulates hepatic glucose output) regulates fasting sugar levels. Hepatic glucose output means our liver constantly releases glucose i...  Read Full »

Do periods affect the results of diabetic blood work?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my blood work recently for diabetes. During that time, I was in my first day of menstrual cycle. Will that affect my results by anyway? I had glucose test with 12 hours fasting.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, blood results of sugars are not affected by normal physiological changes in the body. The menstrual period is a physiological stress on the body. If your body is producing normal levels of Insulin to control the sugars, then it will go ahead with normal production....  Read Full »

What causes the blood sugar to go up randomly during the day?

Query: Hi doctor, I have diabetes for 20 years. My recent Hba1c value is 6.4 percent. For few days, I have high fasting sugar readings around 140 to 180 mg/dL. I do not have any changes in my diet. Within an hour or two, it gets increased without doing anything. Before going to bed, I have a sugar level o...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sugar level is good with Hba1c (hemoglobinA1C) of 6.4 percent. Blood sugar goes up and down not only with meals but there are many others factors associated with it. It is often associated with other hormonal levels in the body. If you are stressed mentally or ...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be taken to lower blood sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor,My husband is a diabetic. I am asking you what the better medicine is to lower his blood sugar while he has UTI (urinary tract infection).  Read Full »


Dr. Vitrag Shah

Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To decide medicine for diabetes depends on the current physical and clinical condition. There are several aspects to be taken care of. It would be necessary for a doctor to start medicine after getting detailed medical history. That will include current sugar levels,...  Read Full »

Please suggest a plan to help bring my sugar levels to the normal range.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I have been diagnosed with diabetes for the past four years. I take the following medicines every day: 1. Diamicron 60 mg before breakfast. 2. Gluconorm 500 mg after lunch. 3. Gluconorm 500 mg after dinner. Due to the current COVID situation, I am unable to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You have very uncontrolled diabetes. Your lipids are also very high. That means you are not controlling your sugar. Treating diabetes is not just bring sugar numbers down but avoiding complications that are associated with diabetes. It can a...  Read Full »

Are neck swelling and chest pain side effects of tablet Januvia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroidism for the last two years, down to 75 mg Levothyroxine. The issue now is blood sugar levels. Over the last year, the doctor has put me on several medicines, which I reacted to at that time level under 200. This year the doctor has changed. He said no medication and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Your weight is quite high with uncontrolled diabetes. Definitely, you need to change the lifestyle and thinking pattern as well. You need to trust a doctor and follow his advice. Every medication has effects. Otherwise, it will not be effectiv...  Read Full »

My father's blood test showed increased sugar level and liver parameters. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My father is diabetic and he is taking Glycomet 500 mg daily. Before 20 days, he took a blood test. It showed increased sugar levels with liver parameters. The doctor advised him to take medicines twice daily. He repeated his blood sugar levels and LFT before three days. He did not have an...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. His sugar levels are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing to be worried as his average sugar level is normal for the past three months. Having an HbA1c (hemoglobinA1c) of 7.2 is fine for his age of 83. There is nothing to be worrie...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have fluctuations in blood sugar levels even after taking medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is having diabetes for 27 years. Now he is 67 years old. His condition was properly managed with the help of the doctor. He is taking Metformin 500 two times a day with food management. After retirement, this treatment has not helped him. He is taking Insulin 70/30 10 units two ti...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details given. It is necessary to upgrade his current treatment. There is a need to increase his insulin dosage. Initially, you can increase the dosage of Lantus insulin to 20 units at night and check his fasting glucose level. If the level is mo...  Read Full »

I have cellulitis in the lower part of the leg. Kindly suggest an antibiotic.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from cellulitis in the lower part of the leg from the last 15 days. I had consulted a doctor and he prescribed Clarithromycin 500 mg. The infection was greatly reduced. As soon as I stopped using antibiotic, it became red and pain started again over the part where it was pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get your blood sugar checked and send a blood culture. If the organism shows resistance to certain drugs, then we need to change the antibiotics to cure cellulitis. Also get an ultrasound of the abdomen to rule out inguinal lymphadenopathy. Please send a picture of...  Read Full »

Will fluctuations in blood sugar occur due to intake of antibiotics for fever and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am willing to consult a diabetologist soon. I had a fasting blood sugar of 150 mg/dL in the morning today. Yesterday, it was 140 mg/dL. I did not take sugar-containing foods. I had a cough and fever and so I took antibiotics for three days.   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The values of fasting blood sugar are above the limits of normal. I would like to know the symptoms. Kindly provide this information. Please mention whether you have a change in your weight recently, having any feeling of thirst, and having an...  Read Full »

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