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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Am I type 1 or type 2 diabetic? How can I treat my hypoglycemia too?
Query: Hello doctor, My doctor whom I had been visiting discontinued her practice. I found a new doctor with whom I am having problems. The doctor diagnosed me with diabetes 24 years ago when I was 39. I was tried on a couple of different types and dosages of pills, but I cannot remember the names and was ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you indeed have type 1 diabetes. Regarding your hypoglycemia, I would suggest that you decrease the dose of NovoLog (insulin aspart injection) by two units in the morning and night. Your kidney ... Read Full »
My grandfather is suffering from the side effects of his medicines. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather has been a heart patient and diabetic for the last eight years. He has been taking Capoten 25 mg, Sofvasc 5 mg, Daonil 5 mg, and Loprin 75 mg. But due to these medications, he has recently started to suffer from its side effects. He has a throat infection and a choking s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The infection your grandfather is suffering from is not a result of the medications, but it is a complication associated with patients that have had diabetes for some time, especially older adults. Diabetes is a chronic disease that weakens the immune system. Age ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 s... Read Full »
If both the parents have type 1 diabetes will their child have it too?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife and I have type 1 diabetes. I have had it for the past few years; my wife was diagnosed with type 1 last year. My question is since both of us have diabetes, can it affect our baby? My wife is five months pregnant. I am worried about the little one. How can I prevent complications... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If both parents have type 1 diabetes, the child will likely develop it. It is a genetic factor. However, if the child is taught to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and healthy diet habits, then the child may not get affected by it. Thank you. Read Full »
My diabetic daughter is hospitalized because of diarrhea and health issues. Is there any possibility of celiac artery compression syndrome?
Query: Hello,My daughter is 27 years old and weighs 88 pounds. She is currently in a hospital. She has had diabetes since she was 21. Her health has deteriorated in the last six months. A few months back, she was hospitalized for 23 days. They did an endoscopy, colonoscopy, MRI, blood work, and CT scan. Sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have found out that your daughter has diabetes, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Diabetes is not so much a worrying disease. But if it is not in control or she has ketoacidosis, it may cause abdominal pain. Usually, condit... 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. Thank y... Read Full »
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) test. 3) U... 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 »
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 ... Read Full »
There are some cuts on my foreskin and it burns a little. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old unmarried male, a diabetic as well as BP patient. From the last two weeks, I have a problem in the foreskin of my penis. There are some cut marks in the top part of the foreskin of my penis which makes me feel a sensational burn when I pull the foreskin. I have appli... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an infection due to diabetes. I suggest you to take capsule Itraconazole (antifungal) 100 mg twice daily for a week. Take this capsule immediately after food. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their cons... Read Full »
I have a lot of pimples. Is it due to diabetics?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old unmarried female. I have a lot of issues because of diabetes. Diabetes was detected four months ago when I underwent underarm surgery for an abscess. It has not recovered yet. Also, I have a lot of pimples on my face and head. I think this is because of the sugar le... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a family history of diabetes mellitus 2? I suggest you the following- 1. If you reduce your weight, your sugar levels will decrease. Reducing 1 kg per month will do. 2. Do not skip a meal. 3. Cut down on meat, oily food, fried food, etc. 4. Take a re... Read Full »