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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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

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Kindly suggest the prognosis of CKD.

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is 35 years old. She is obese, exercises regularly and tries to watch her diet. In spite of these, she is prediabetic. Her fasting blood glucose is typically around 105 mg/dL. Her A1C is normally in the range of 5.7% to 6%. She takes Metformin to manage the prediabetes. Her...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Considering her prediabetes a cause of her proteinuria, yes, she would be categorized in stage 1 CKD (chronic kidney disease). However, that is very unlikely that such a prediabetes at this age is going to cause proteinuria. Yes, this is not...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe toe burning after getting diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe and continuous toe burning for the last two years. It spread up to the middle of the feet. After 30 to 45 minutes of walking the burning becomes more intolerable. I wake up in the night due to disturbed sleep. My age is 69 years, and weight is 83 kg. I am diabet...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. It seems that you have been suffering from diabetic neuropathy. However, I would like to exclude vitamin B12 deficiency as well as high uric acid before stating this. So, I would like you to get the following investigations. Serum vitamin B12 ass...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my mother's OCT report and help us.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 60 years old. She has diabetes and high blood pressure for the past 10 years. Recently, her vision in the right eye was deteriorated. Her doctor did retina OCT and fluorescein angiography. I consulted two other doctors. The first one said that she needs three doses of Luce...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother seems to have BRVO (branch retinal vein occlusion) with macular edema. The treatment is two-fold. The treatment of the eye. Control of systemic conditions like blood pressure and ...  Read Full »

After a stroke, my mother's right side body is paralyzed. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is in her early 60s. She has had type II diabetes for more than ten years, and she has also suffered from the stroke in the past. I want a doctor's opinion about her current situation. Her present situation is as follows: Paralyzed on the right side of her body. She cannot stan...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns.Although it is almost difficult to pronounce an opinion without seeing a patient, from the available description, it appears that her stroke on left side of the brain (which affects the right side of bod...  Read Full »

Please suggest a plan to help bring my sugar levels to the normal range.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I have been diagnosed with diabetes for the past four years. I take the following medicines every day: 1. Diamicron 60 mg before breakfast. 2. Gluconorm 500 mg after lunch. 3. Gluconorm 500 mg after dinner. Due to the current COVID situation, I am unable to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You have very uncontrolled diabetes. Your lipids are also very high. That means you are not controlling your sugar. Treating diabetes is not just bring sugar numbers down but avoiding complications that are associated with diabetes. It can a...  Read Full »

How to control diabetes and high cholesterol levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 46 years old. The glycosylated HB (HbA1c)- 8.60. Total Cholesterol- 241.1 mg/dL. Triglyceride: 424.9 mg/dL. Please suggest me some medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Gowdhamapriya Arjun

General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. Thanks for your query. Your cholesterol levels are too high. And your HBA1C is a bit high. Can you brief the diabetic medications you are taking at present? You have to follow diet modifications too. I Will brief you. Do reply to us with your current medications for fur...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medications for having a proper erection at 65 years of age.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 65 years old. I am a diabetic as well as take hypertensive. I am taking medicines for the same and both are under control. I want to improve my sexual performance and need medication for adequate erection.  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are 65 and are a known diabetic and hypertensive. Poorly controlled blood pressure and sugar levels are the two most common causes of erectile dysfunction. Even if you are on medicines and your sugar levels are controlled, even then I...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options to reduce sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 41 years old with a weight of 94 kilograms and a height of six feet. Today I brought a glucometer and checked my sugar levels. I had a blood sugar level of 220 mg/dL. Kindly suggest some measures to reduce my sugar level.   Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details given. Having a random blood sugar of 220 mg/dL is quite high than the expected level. A normal person should have a fasting blood sugar of less than 100 mg/dL and postprandial should be 6.5 percent. This gives you a clear idea. For t...  Read Full »

Will high blood sugar levels cause sleeplessness and weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is a 47-year-old female. She has diabetes for eight years and has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (about four years ago). She is on Levothyroxine (Euthyrox) for her hypothyroidism and Sita-Met for diabetes. Her problems are sleeplessness. This is her biggest problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sleeplessness is common in diabetic patients due to neuropathic issues. Even with increased blood sugar, the patient can have sleeplessness. She is already doing her regular exercise, which i...  Read Full »

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