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

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 »

Is it possible to have raised blood sugar levels because of painkillers for chikungunya?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for my mother. Her age is 52 years and weight is 54 kg approx. She suffered from chikungunya in and as chikungunya causes severe pain in joints. So the doctor prescribed painkillers always and when the pain was severe, the doctor also gave injections to decrease pain (on...  Read Full »


Dr. Shazli Naseer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Temporarily any illness can cause elevated blood sugar levels. It is difficult to say what was the cause in her case. If the painkillers included steroids then yes, that added to the cause. But illness itself could be the reason, since it disturbs the immune system and ...  Read Full »

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