Q. Should I worry about my father's blood sugar level?

Answered by
Dr. Swaraj S W
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 16, 2016 and last reviewed on: Nov 02, 2020

Hi doctor,

My father is diabetic and was taking Glycomet 500 mg once daily. 20 days ago, His blood test showed increased sugar level and liver parameters. He was then advised to take the medicine twice daily. LFT and blood sugar tests were repeated before three days. There is not much change in sugar level, though liver parameters have shown decreasing trend. I have attached the reports for your reference. Please advise.



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  • His sugar levels are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
  • There is no need to worry as his average sugar control for the three months has been normal. For his age of 83, HbA1c of 7.2 is perfect. There is no need to worry with respect to his diabetes.
  • With respect to his liver enzymes, they are showing a downward trend. So, repeat liver function test, fasting and postprandial sugar after two weeks.

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thanks a lot doctor. I will revert back to u after repeating tests in 2 weeks
# Hello Sapna...hope u doing good.
The file that u have uploaded I am not able to see it.
I am fine dr. I am uploading the file again
# guess some issues with the attached file. icliniq support team needs to address this issue. In the mean time if u can send me the typed reports I will go through and let u know.
The results are as follow:
Bilirubin Total: 1.08, Bilirubin Direct: 0.25, Bilirubin Indirect: 0.83
SGOT: 41, SGPT: 32,
GGTP: 80
Alkaline Phosphatase: 65, Total Protein: 7.72, Albumin: 3.86, A:G ratio: 1.00

Glucose Fasting: 108, Glucose PP: 123

GGTP is still high
# ggt is elevated but not to the extent to worry abt.No need to worry.Hope he is eating well and is mobile and doing all his day to day activities.
Sugars are pitch perfect no need to worry.
After 3 months kindly do a fasting and after food test along with liver function tests and hba1c.
If ggt still high will need to take a gastroenterologist opinion.

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