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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Does diabetes cause unexplained body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. Since last year, I have been a type 2 diabetic patient, and I got my sugar level tested at the beginning of this year. It was 7.3 percent. For the last two months, I am having pain in my right leg below the knee, making it difficult for me to move, sit, and wal...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 7.3 percent HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is slightly high. Try to make it less than 7 percent so that you can achieve better control. Your leg pain can be either myalgia or neuralgia. Have you tested your TFT (thyroid function test), LFT (liver function test), and CBC (c...  Read Full »

Can diabetes result in stiffness and burning sensation in the legs?

Query: Hi doctor, My father's age is 62 years. He is suffering from diabetes mellitus and hypertension for more than 25 years. He had a right-sided mild paralysis stroke (PPA) and is suffering from stiffness and burning sensation in his legs and feet. The recent investigations showed fasting blood sugar l...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. The stiffness and burning sensation are due to nerve damage (neuropathy) caused due to uncontrolled diabetes. HbA1c of 8.5 percent means your father's diabetes is very poorly controlled and needs some changes in the dosage. I suggest that ...  Read Full »

What can cause weakness and high protein content in urine in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I took my blood test. I took a 24-hour urine test. I had a protein of 486 mg/g in my urine. I am diabetic and it is under control. I have a fasting blood sugar of 106 mg/dL and post-prandial blood sugar of 120 mg/dL. I am taking Diapride M 0.5 mg for diabetes and Cetanil T 40 f...  Read Full »


Dr. Pranaw Kumar Jha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you have diabetes, hypertension, and other complications such as retinopathy and nephropathy. Your blood sugar level is good and other investigations look fair. Your doctor has prescribed you the right medicine. Cetanil-T (Cilnidipine with Telmi...  Read Full »

Can I take medicine for a few days to normalize the sugar level with exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fasting blood sugar of 133 mg/dL and postprandial blood sugar of 175 mg/dL. Can I take medicine for a few days to normalize the sugar level with exercise? When I take food in small amounts, my sugar level does not increase and if I take sugar candy or a high carb food, then my s...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have diabetes and so you have a fasting blood sugar level of more than 126 mg/dL. Just taking medicines for a few days will not solve the issue. Diabetes is defined as the condition presenting with high blood sugar levels in the blood. The fasting blood sugar less t...  Read Full »

Can diabetes cause gastric and chest burning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from gastric and chest burning. I had consulted with a doctor before and took medicine for both issues, but it is not cured. I am taking medication for blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol.  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To fully understand the cause of the problem, I will need some details of the medications you take for your high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. Medications could be one important reason for your problem. If the gastric issue you are facing is for a long time a...  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 evaluation t...  Read Full »

What causes hypoglycemia?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering from diabetes for three years. She is 61 years old and weighs 40 kg. She was on Gemer-1. Early morning around 5 AM, she often complains of excessive sweating and weakness. Sweating stops after taking tea, biscuit or sugar. She has stopped taking medication for...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother is getting hypoglycemic attacks during early morning hours. Hypoglycemic attacks are episodes of low blood sugar values occurring in blood. Due to this she is having excessive sweating and weakness. Taking a sweet item is the correct treatment for such an atta...  Read Full »

Why did my 12 years old grafted unhealing leg wound open up?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 12 years back, my unhealing leg wound was cured by multiple skin grafting. Now, after 12 years the wound opened up. Reason is unknown. Is it varicose? I have attached the latest snaps.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wound dehiscence occurs when surgical wound closures reopen instead of proper healing. Reasons or people who are at high risk for wound dehiscence are as follows: Patients with a weak immune system or those people who are malnourished. It can also be due to underlying chr...  Read Full »

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 60 kg. I am a known case of NIDDM. I am on Glimepiride 4 mg bid and Repaglinide bid. But, my FBS is 271 and PPBS is 457. Is there any solution to lower my sugar without Insulin? For me Insulin was already prescribed, but still I have not started.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 hig...  Read Full »

I have pain and a white tissue layer forming on my penis. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40 year old male, and I have diabetes. From a week, I have pain in the penis, and a white tissue like layer is formed. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you have candidiasis. But to be sure, please send photos and details like your latest sugar levels. We can start treatment after that. Take care. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologi...  Read Full »

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