Complications Of Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus, otherwise called diabetes, is a condition in which there is excess glucose or sugar in the blood. Complications of diabetes can develop suddenly or can take years, and can affect almost all the organs in the body. The common complications of diabetes mellitus are diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia, stroke, heart diseases, kidney damage, eye problems, and nerve damage.

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How to treat my mother's swollen feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about my mom's peripheral blood smear test. She is 62 years old and is diabetic. The report says she has normocytic normochromic anemia with neutrophilic leukocytosis. Her neutrophils are 85 %, lymphocytes are 14 %, eosinophils are 1 %, and neutrophils show coarse toxic ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In your mom's case, considering that she is a diabetic patient with swelling in both her feet (also known as edema), a few things come to my mind. She could be having some skin infection in the...  Read Full »

How is an increase in creatinine level significant in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56 year old male. I was told that my creatinine level is 2.3 after my last HbA1c. I am type 2 diabetic. I am now on Atkins diet to reduce dramatically lower carbohydrates. What is the significance of increased creatinine level? What is considered as a critical level? Please exp...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Rise in serum creatinine level in a diabetic person points towards the development of diabetic nephropathy. Yes, increased serum creatinine requires alarming as this can further progress into end-stage renal disease. Now, you required ...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest how to improve my father's urine output after a brain stroke?

Query: Hello doctor,My 70 years old father had a brain stroke, and he has been operated thrice since then, including VP shunt. He is diabetic, and his condition has not improved yet. He is in the ICU, and his urine output has decreased to 10 ml per hour. They performed dialysis two days back, but there is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an acute renal failure with underlying chronic diabetic kidney disease. It is very common in patients with diabetic kidney disease to go to acute failure. The prognosis is usually bad, and the choice of treatment is dialysis. Consult your treating nephrologist and...  Read Full »

What can cause increase in blood albumin?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle has +3 albumin in his blood. He is not hypertensive and diabetic. What is the reason for the increase in albumin? What is the treatment? I have attached his reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have evaluated his report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and his urine test shows the presence of RBC (red blood cells) and protein in his urine. This is serious and requires attention. The most common causes are diabetes and hypertension, so they ...  Read Full »

I am seeing blood in urine after taking Bactrim. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with a UTI. I started seeing blood while going to the bathroom after three days of Bactrim; earlier, no bleeding was there. I am a diabetic, and I am on NovoLog insulin injection. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. UTI (urinary tract infection) is a common complication in diabetic patients, especially when their sugar level is not under control. It can be cured with the right antibiotics and appropriate sugar con...  Read Full »

My serum creatinine levels are high and I am diabetic for the past 28 years. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 62 years old, and I have been diabetic for the past 28 years. After having a fever for three days, I took a blood test, and my creatinine level is 1.58 mg/dL. My creatinine level was 1.21 mg/dL three months back. All the other readings are normal. Kindly suggest your opinion. Than...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. We need to evaluate whether serum creatinine rises due to diabetes or some infection. I suggest you take the following tests. 1) KFT (kidney function test). 2) CRP(Q) (c-reactive protein) t...  Read Full »

Can diarrhea be related to low blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 2 diabetic, and today I had a low blood sugar episode. I woke up from a nap and my blood sugar had dropped to 80. My fasting blood sugar is usually around 110. After I ate something and started feeling better, I had bad diarrhea. Is it somehow linked to my low blood sugar? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern about sugar levels. As you mentioned that you were diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, could you specify for how long you have been having it? Please get your diabetes medications rechecked if you have not done so rec...  Read Full »

My penis, when erect, is not as hard as it used to be. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old male, and I am diabetic. From the last year, my penis when erect is not as hard as it used to be. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. One of the manifestations of diabetic neuropathy is erectile dysfunction. You will need good blood sugar control and try neurotropic drugs. You can also discuss with your endocrinologist or physician who is treating your diabetes regarding pho...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the exaggerated protein in my routine urine test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 66 year male, who is diabetic and hypertensive from the last 15 years. I am on Tazloc H, Cresar AM, Metformin, and Amaryl. Routine urine exam showed proteins 30 mg/L, micro albumin 94.97 mg/L, and pus cells 4 to 5 cells. What is the inference and advise?  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I will advise you to check UPCR (urine protein to creatinine ratio) and evaluate fundus for diabetic retinopathy or hypertension retinopathy. Thanks.For more information consult a nephrologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist  Read Full »

I have frequent urination, and I am diabetic. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem of frequent urination, and I am diabetic. Please check the attached reports and give your valuable advice or opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows enlarge prostate. You have urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. The pre-void volume is 300, and post-void volume is 230, which is more. Also, left kidney is small, and...  Read Full »

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