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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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My FBS is 271, and PPBS is 475. Do I have to take Insulin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 70 year old female. My weight is 132 pounds. I am a known case of NIDDM. I am on Glimepiride 4 mg bid and Repaglinide bid. But, my FBS is 271 mg/dL and PPBS is 457 mg/dL. Is there any solution to lower my sugar without Insulin? For me Insulin was already prescribed, but still I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your blood sugar levels are very high. You have to get started on Insulin as it is the best way to reduce blood sugar. Insulin production in our body is decreased, so we are just replacing that from outside. You are already on two oral anti-diabetic drugs which are hi...  Read Full »

Why are my blood sugar levels high even when I am healthy?

Query: Hello doctor, For five days, my blood sugar in the morning (fasting) is 130 to 135 mg/dL, and two hours after the food is 140 to 150 mg/dL. My height is 5' 7", my weight is 154 pounds, and I am quite healthy. I know this means there is a problem as values are too high. My question is, is the fasting...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your fasting blood sugar is on the higher side as it should be around 120 mg/dL. As you mentioned, you have no symptoms, and you are healthy. You should be able to control it with dietary modifications. Kindly tell your age and if you have any family history of diabe...  Read Full »

Why is my fasting sugar level increased even after taking medications for it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. My fasting sugar level is 135 mg/dL, and postmeal, it is 130 mg/dl. My BMI is 18. I am taking tablets Metformin 500 mg, and Glimepiride 0.5 mg twice daily. I want to know if this increase in fasting blood sugar is due to Somogyi effects, the dawn phenomenon, or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The higher blood sugar level in the morning can be due to low insulin in the body, eating less, or skipping meals at night, which may lead to rebound high blood sugar. So, as blood sugar is not very high, insulin is not required. But, with bet...  Read Full »

My mother's BP and sugar level are high even after taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 55 years old. She is suffering from diabetes and high BP. Her BP remains 140/90 mmHg. She is taking the following medicines. In the morning Telmisat 40 one tablet, Thyox 25 mg one tablet. During lunchtime Jalra 50 mg one tablet before food, Zoryl M2 Forte one tablet during...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother as you said is hypertensive and diabetic. She is on Glimepiride, Vildagliptin antidiabetics and Atorvastatin, Metoprolol as statin and antihypertensive. Her BP (blood pressure) is in under control as per her age and blood sugar is raised moderately. I wou...  Read Full »

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