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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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Why has the sugar level not reduced after taking Dibizid M?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has diabetes for the past 10 years. She has been on Dibizid M (twice a day- morning and night) and the sugar levels had been under control until the past few months. A few months ago her sugar levels went up and here before food reading was 220 mg/dL, while after food it was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Qazi Mujahid Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medicine is fine. Divide her diet in six portions and decrease fat content as low as possible.  Read Full »

How to treat pus filled boils on face and neck in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 68 years old. I was supposed to meet you after 15 days of treatment prescribed by you. Due to lockdown, unable to appear for consultation in person. The bacterial infection on the face and neck (pus filled boils) initially got reduced but new eruptions has started to emerge. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priya B. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have not got the picture of your skin lesions. But as you are giving the history of boils again. Please keep the blood sugar under control. HbA1c 9.4 is high. This is the reason for recurrin...  Read Full »

How can high and low blood sugar affect my overall health?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 38 years old and have no complaints about diabetes. But I have recently heard a lot about blood sugar, glucose, and diabetes from people who are concerned about their health. My parents have diabetes and hypertension, so can I get them too? But I am fit; I exercise regularly, eat h...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Explaining total glucose metabolism is a vast and complex subject. However, I am providing a basic explanation to allay your concerns. Glucose (derived from carbohydrate meals) is the primary energy source for the entire body and the exclusive energy source for the ...  Read Full »

How can I manage blood glucose levels?

Query: I am a Diabetic patient and My creatinine level is 1.19, Triglycerides is 292, Phosphorus is 4.81mg/dl, HDL is 41mg/dl, VLDL is 68.40mg/dl, Sugar Fasting is 295mg/dl. Iam consuming Zukanorm M50/500 mg medicine and mixturd 30/70 insulin[dose:- Day-16 & Night-20]. Please, advise me. Yours faith...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, I have read your reports and unfortunately you have uncontrolled blood sugar levels. You would need to work on a lot of things to get back on track. Issues that you have at present from the tests results are uncontrolled blood sugar,high triglycerides and fatty liver. The triglycerides are v...  Read Full »

My mom's sugar levels are not controlled with insulin. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 77 year old mother, who weighs 253 pounds is suffering from diabetes mellitus since last 6 to 8 years. Her fasting sugar level is 180 mg/dL and postprandial is 250 mg/dL. She is taking Insulin from the past 3 to 4 years, Humalog 50/50 (twice a day 40 units). And her HbA1c is also high....  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weight reduction is very important in diabetes. Maintain a strict diet and walk daily to reduce weight. I suggest changing tablet Jentin Met (combination of Sitagliptin and Metformin) to tablet Galvus Met (combination of Vildagliptin and Metformin). Continue with Insu...  Read Full »

Can you tell the reason for fasting blood sugar level higher than postprandial?

Query: Hi doctor, My fasting blood sugar is 130 to 135 mg/dL over last four years. My postprandial sugar is between 90 to 110 mg/dL. Yes, my postprandial is less than my fasting sugar level. Usually, the reading will be taken after 1 hour 45 minutes or 2 hours after eating breakfast. I am unable to bring d...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to tell you that different mechanism of our body act to control our fasting and postprandial sugars. Firstly, you are doing well with your blood sugars. The fasting sugar is slightly higher, but no issues. Secondly, you should take your medicine Glycomet ...  Read Full »

How can my diabetes develop into diabetic neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you tell me, do all the diabetics develop diabetic neuropathy? My relative is 25 years old and just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetics. Will she definitely develop neuropathy? Can you also tell me the estimates of the number of diabetics developing it? She is diabetic but is not a BP...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Almost all the people having diabetes will sometime during the course of the disease will develop diabetic neuropathy. The reason is damage to microvasculature (small blood vessels supplying the nerves) get affected. Even with fairly well controlled diabetes this doe...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 50-year-old female. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last week. How should I monitor my blood sugar levels? Should it be done once a week or once a month? How to keep the blood sugar level under control? What dietary changes can be done to keep the blood sugar levels under no...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are elated to have you on board at icliniq. It is important to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly, not just once a week or once a month. Your healthcare provider may recommend checking your levels daily or several times a week, depending on your needs. To con...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest if I could stop Glycomet if my sugar levels drop.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 36 years and weight is 86 kg. Recently, I observed that my fasting blood sugar was 125. All my LDL and HDL cholesterol levels are in control. So, the doctor suggested me take Glycomet SR 500 after dinner and asked me to follow for three months. So I have one doubt like in ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, so if your sugar levels are less than 100 mg/dl without taking medication, your doctor probably might wean you off. But the condition is that it should stay in the normal range without medication. Right now, your sugar is in the normal range due to the medication. ...  Read Full »

How can I reduce my PP blood sugar and HbA1c level?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49 year old male with a height of 5' 2" and weight of 176 pounds. I have FBS of 78 mg/dL , and PP of 178 mg/dL, HbA1c of 7 %. Am I a diabetic? How to reduce my PP blood sugar and HbA1c level? Should I follow a restricted diet low on rice and bakery products?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are not diabetic but your blood sugar levels are in the pre-diabetes range. Your weight also seems to be on the higher side, so lifestyle changes can help you in a number of ways. Avoid outside food as far as possible, and eat home cook...  Read Full »

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