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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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 »

Can I take medicine for diabetes while on fasting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female. I have hypertension for four years, and I take Co-Diovan 80/12.5. In the past days, I performed blood sugar tests on Accu-check device and got the following results respectively in four days after eight to ten fasting hours: 283, 364, 420, 483. After the lock...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have diabetes mellitus and your weight is high as well. If you do not have symptoms you can go for fasting. You need to do HBA1c (glycated hemoglobin) which will show your average sugar over two to three months previously. Check your eyes for retinopathy. Kidney funct...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be taken to lower blood sugar levels?

Query: I am looking for my husband doxtor becuase he is a diabetic, asking for you what is the better medicine to lower his blood sugar at the same same time he has UTI .  Read Full »


Dr. Vitrag Shah

Diabetologist

Answer: Dear User, To decide a 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, which type of dia...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello, I have been a diabetic for about 20 years. My recent A1c is 6.4. From last few days, I have been noticing that my fasting sugar readings are really high like 140-180. There have been no changes in the diet. Interestingly enough, within 1-2 hours it goes up by another 20 points without ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi Thanks for your query It’s good to see ur sugars are good with HBA1c 6.4. Blood sugars go up and down not only with meals but there are many other factors associated as well like other Harmon levels in the body. For example if ur stressed mentally or excited ur cortisol and catecholamines...  Read Full »

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

Query: Dear Doctor I am female 26yrs old. I have been diagnosed with diabetes from past 4 years. I take the following medicines every day: 1. Diamicron 60mg before breakfast 2. Gluconorm 500mg after lunch 3. Gluconorm 500mg after dinner Due to current covid situation, I am unable to visit any medical cen...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi. Good day. Thanks for your query. I have very uncontrolled diabetes. Ur lipids are also very high. That means ur not controlling ur sugar. Treating diabetes is not just bring sugar numbers down but avoiding complications which are associated with diabetes. It can affect heart kidneys eyes nerves ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Have hypothyroidism last 2 years down to 75mg levothyroxine. The issue now is blood sugar levels. Over last one yr dr has put me on several meds which I reacted to. At that time level under 200. This yr changed dr. He said no medication. Lifestyle change . Has been difficult. Weight up sugar leve...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi. Good day. Thanks for your query Ur weight is quite high with uncontrolled diabetes. Definitely u need to change lifestyle and thinking pattern as well. U need to trust a doctor and follow his advice. Every medication has effects otherwise it will not be effective but we always weigh risk and b...  Read Full »

What are the normal sugar levels of kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years 6 months old with 92, 87 and 90 as fasting blood sugar level in last two months. Is it a normal range? Does sugar level of kids differ from adults? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your kid's sugar level is normal and is slightly on lower side. Yes, sugar level of kids differs slightly from adults. For further information consult a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist  Read Full »

How to treat pus filled boils on face and neck in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 68 years old. I was supposed to meet you after 15 days of treatment prescribed by you. Due to lockdown, unable to appear for consultation in person. The bacterial infection on the face and neck (pus filled boils) initially got reduced but new eruptions has started to emerge. The...  Read Full »


Dr. B. T. Priya

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have not got the picture of your skin lesions. But as you are giving the history of boils again. Please keep the blood sugar under control. HbA1c 9.4 is high. This is the reason for recurri...  Read Full »

My mom's diabetes medicines are making her feel dizzy and weak. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 53 years old. She is a diabetic and under medication. Her list of medications is as follows: For diabetes, Glyciphage SR 1 gm (1-0-1) and Volibo 0.2 (0-1-0). For cholesterol, Stator 10 (0-0-1) and for stamina, Stamina-OD (1-0-0). Under medication, her sugar levels before ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can gather from the details given, your mother is having uncontrolled blood sugar value. The possible reasons might be lack of exercise and poor diet control. The target blood sugar values that your mother should attain are between 100 and 130 before food and betwee...  Read Full »

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