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

Query: Hi doctor, I have diabetes for 20 years. My recent Hba1c value is 6.4 percent. For few days, I have high fasting sugar readings around 140 to 180 mg/dL. I do not have any changes in my diet. Within an hour or two, it gets increased without doing anything. Before going to bed, I have a sugar level o...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sugar level is good with Hba1c (hemoglobinA1C) of 6.4 percent. Blood sugar goes up and down not only with meals but there are many others factors associated with it. It is often associated with other hormonal levels in the body. If you are stressed mentally or ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I have been diagnosed with diabetes for the past four years. I take the following medicines every day: 1. Diamicron 60 mg before breakfast. 2. Gluconorm 500 mg after lunch. 3. Gluconorm 500 mg after dinner. Due to the current COVID situation, I am unable to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You have very uncontrolled diabetes. Your lipids are also very high. That means you are not controlling your sugar. Treating diabetes is not just bring sugar numbers down but avoiding complications that are associated with diabetes. It can a...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroidism for the last two years, down to 75 mg Levothyroxine. The issue now is blood sugar levels. Over the last year, the doctor has put me on several medicines, which I reacted to at that time level under 200. This year the doctor has changed. He said no medication and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Your weight is quite high with uncontrolled diabetes. Definitely, you need to change the lifestyle and thinking pattern as well. You need to trust a doctor and follow his advice. Every medication has effects. Otherwise, it will not be effectiv...  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

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 »

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