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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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How do I maintain my blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with type II diabetes five years back. I have maintained good sugar control. Currently, I am taking Trulicity 1.5 weekly, Lantus nightly and 2000 mg of Metformin with my evening meal. Toward the end of last year, my diet was not good, as I was eating a lot of carbohydr...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have started proper diet control, your blood sugar levels are getting better and better day by day. Yes, it does take some time to get back to normal once you are careful about your diet and exercise. You can check your HbA1c levels now and after three mont...  Read Full »

Why does my brother's daughter urinate frequently?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother's younger daughter is 6 years old. Her weight is 52.9 pounds and height is 4 feet. She always rushes to the bathroom to urinate. In a day, she rushes 20 to 25 times to urinate. We have done her urine RE, and it shows everything as normal. She becomes thirsty to drink water. She...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Increased frequency of urination in a 6 year old child can be due to UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), renal stones or diabetes mellitus. Since, in this case, increased thirst is also present there is a probability of diabetes mellitus. Althou...  Read Full »

Why did my husband have five episodes of hypoglycemia today?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has type 1 diabetes. He has had no Insulin today but has had five hypos today, and his sugar levels are dropping again. He had his regular food all day, drank juice and cans of coke. He has not done anything different to any other day and also has not been stressed either. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. How long has he had diabetes? 2. When you say hypo, what were his sugars? 3. What is the dose of insulin that he is taking?   Read Full »

Why is my blood sugar level 390 after a meal?

Query: Hello doctor, My sugar level is not reducing even after I take human Actrapid 24 in the morning, 20 in the noon and Insugen (30/70) 14 dose past 15 days. Sugar is 390 mg/dL after food. Kindly tell the reason and how to reduce it.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is important to understand how much your sugar level was 15 days ago (before you started insulin therapy). If there is a decrease in your sugar level compared to the earlier value, then you are definitely on the right track. All you need would be a change in the d...  Read Full »

What is the normal blood sugar level in a heart surgery patient?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the normal blood sugar level for open heart surgery patient in the morning test before fasting and after fasting?  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normal fasting glucose levels are the same for all types of patients, persons of different age group. The range of fasting glucose is 70 to 100 mg/100 ml (earlier upper margin was allowed up to 110 mg). The usual levels measured are fasting (10 plus hours after dinne...  Read Full »

Is there any way to treat the phimotic ring to make it less rigid and more elastic?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old male. Ever since I can remember I have been able to retract my foreskin fully, all the way to the base of my penis. I have always had a problem with the phimotic ring once it passes the head of my penis it is very, tight around the shaft of the penis which can be s...  Read Full »


Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your description, it is clear that you have phimosis along with tight frenulum, which causes the pain during erection and difficulty in retracting the foreskin. It can be easily treated by circumcision, which is a day care procedure. However, you need to undergo a...  Read Full »

I am recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old male, recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, my fasting blood sugar level is 14 mg/dl, and I am struggling to wrap my head around it. With world diabetes day approaching, it is hitting me even harder. I have been trying to manage my blood sugar levels, but I feel l...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Always try to take freshly prepared meals and do not skip breakfast. Have nuts before exercise, you should take five to six small meals a day. Avoid packaged, processed, ready-to-eat foods. Drink adequate water and take different colored ...  Read Full »

My uncle is diabetic and has H3N2. Will it affect healing?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle is 58 years old and is suffering from an H3N2 infection. He is under the doctor’s observation as his infection remains severe even after giving appropriate medications. His blood sugar level remains high and we want to know a second opinion on whether high blood sugar will r...  Read Full »


Dr. Gangavati Geeta Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for choosing icliniq.com. Yes, definitely, high blood sugar reduces the chances of recovery. If he has high blood sugars it is very important to bring them under control at least till he makes a recovery from his present illness. If he is on oral anti-diab...  Read Full »

Fasting sugar level is higher than postprandial level. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's fasting sugar is higher than the post prandial sugar (130 and 115 respectively). She had normal diet only. And also, 2 hours after taking 75 grams of glucose, without any work, the sugar level is 260. Why is this happening?   Read Full »


Dr. Kaveri Dandapani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding blood sugar levels, if a patient is diabetic and if she is on oral medication for diabetes, the sugar levels can be as have you stated (fasting blood sugar level more than the post prandial blood sugar). This happens because most of the anti-diabetic med...  Read Full »

I had a mildly elevated blood glucose level. Am I diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a blood sugar reading of 125 mg/dL this morning. I had last eaten at 11 PM. Am I diabetic? Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take a high-fiber, low-fat diet with enough proteins. Drink lot of water everyday. Take small meals at regular intervals of two to three hours. Avoid outside food completely. I hope this helps. Take care.  Read Full »

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