Control Diabetes

You can control your blood sugar levels by a combination of medicines, healthy eating, and exercise. Make sure you take Insulin or anti-diabetic medicines prescribed by your doctor on time, follow your meal plan, keep monitoring your blood sugar levels, and exercise regularly.

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Both my parents are diabetic and on medication from the last five years. Is it possible that I can also get diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old working professional, and both my mother and father have diabetes. They have been taking medicines for the last five years. I have been limiting sugar intake by not adding sugar to my coffee or tea, reducing sweets, etc. But is it possible that I can get diabetic bec...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of getting diabetes when both parents have diabetes are threefold more compared to the general population, but we can prevent it by controlling our food habits and activities. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am a diabetic patient with leg injury. How long does it take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 55-year-old male with diabetes, taking medications regularly. Last week my toe got a hit on the doorstep. I do not have pain, but the injury is not healing. So I took tests like complete blood count, blood sugar level, and thyroid profile. The fasting blood sugar level was 130 mg/dL...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello,Welcome to Tetanus injection is effective within 6 hours of injury.2) Do not apply oil.3) Avoid sugary substances like honey, white sugar, cane sugar, brown sugar, rice, biscuits, and juices.4) Eat fruits like papaya, guava, and kiwi.5) Eat millets, bread, and multigrain flour.6...  Read Full »

My father is a chronic diabetes patient with a diabetic foot infection. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is a 52-year-old diabetic patient. He has had diabetes for the past five years. The values were around 340 when we did the sugar test, and his BP was 140. He has also got an infection in his leg, due to which he has been feeling weak for the last two weeks. He is currently takin...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Please give your father the following: For diabetes, stop tablet Okamet 500 and give: 1. Tablet Reclimet (Gliclazide and Metformin) twice a day. 2. Capsule Amree plus by Aimil pharma twice a day. For infection of the leg: 1. Clean it ...  Read Full »

Is increased fasting glucose level a threat to the lifespan?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, and I checked my blood sugar levels yesterday. My fasting blood glucose is 267 mg/dL, HbA1C is 8.8 %, and microalbumin is 24. Is it very critical? I am worried about my lifespan. Is it highly dangerous to the kidney and heart? Can I marry? Please help me. Thank...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and your test results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I must say that you have diabetes and that you should be started on treatment as soon as possible. I suggest you start tablet Glycinorm M 30 (combination of Gliclazide a...  Read Full »

Why does my 80-year-old father have high sugar levels even after taking so many medicines?

Query: Hello, My 80-year-old father has been diabetic for the past 30 years and hypertensive for the past five years. He has had bypass surgery and a stroke in the past. His fasting blood sugar has been in the range of 175 mg/dL to 200 mg/dL for the last two weeks. After breakfast, it comes in the range of...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have the following suggestions for your father- 1. He can increase Mixtard to three units in the morning and two units at night. Considering his age and previous history of ischemic heart disease, his HBA1c (hemoglobin A...  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 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 »

Why do I suffer from numbness and itching in my hands?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression from past few years. I took various antidepressants. Now I am taking Vilazodone, one tablet in the morning and Lonazep 0.25 mg from last ten days. But I am having breathlessness and palpitations when I do any small physical activity and irrit...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to know that despite the best efforts you are not responding with current antidepressants and there are active symptoms. I suggest the following treatment given a diagnosis of diabetes with depression. Tablet Duloxetine (Duzela M) 30 mg in the morning and 30...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and suggest whether I am diabetic.

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking medicine for diabetes from last year. Then after two months, I had to stop because my sugar went down very much. And sometimes, I had to eat glucose to maintain the sugar level. I used to continuously check my blood sugar levels after every 2 to 3 months. As the tests...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreejith. M. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood sugar is not under control. Everyone whose HbA1c is more than 6.4, have diabetes. Always keep HbA1c less than 7, for better control of DM (diabetes mellitus) type 2. Your other blood r...  Read Full »

What are the multifaceted approaches for managing blood glucose levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male and I am diabetic for the past 11 years. I am working as an official in the coal mining industry. My glucose level is 180 mg/dL in fasting, and postprandial varies typically between 190 to 250 mg/dL. I usually take tablet Ajaduo 10 mg/5 mg daily in the morning, ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. As recommended by ADA (American diabetes association), in an otherwise healthy diabetic patient, the target blood sugars are 80 to 130 mg/dL in FBS (fasting blood sugar. It should be less than 180 mg/dL for PLBS (post-prandial blood s...  Read Full »

Can balanitis be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My urologist and dermatologist are saying that I have balanitis. I was given different creams, but the red sports appear again once I stop applying the cream. Coconut oil also seems like working. Is balanitis treatable? I am a known type 2 diabetic, and my current fasting blood sugar is...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, balanitis is curable. Antifungal for local application is a must. You can opt systemic antifungal if the local cream does not give relief. Keeping the skin retracted also help to avoid the moisture. You have to maintain good control over your sugar levels. Also, nee...  Read Full »

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