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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My 55-year-old dad is under an antidiabetic drug. Is it possible to stop it and control his glucose levels through food and exercise?

Query: Hi doctor,My dad is 55-year-old and has been diabetic for the last ten years. In the beginning, he had a very high blood glucose level and was asked to take insulin in the form of injections for almost two years. And then, over a period of time, he was asked to stop taking injections and shifted to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welccome to As I understand, your dad was on Insulin for two years and then switched on to oral antidiabetes drugs. Usually, when blood glucose is very high (on detection), Insulin is given for a short period, and then after achieving good control, the patient is shifted to oral ...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Do all the diabetics develop diabetic neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you tell me, do all the diabetics develop diabetic neuropathy? My relative is 25 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 patient.  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 a diabetic with high sugar levels, pain and weak limbs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some weakness issue and pain in limbs. I am diabetic for the last five years. My current fasting blood glucose level is 200 and PP is 278. HbA1c is 8.5. Current medicines are Galvus Met 50/1000 twice daily. Diamicron XR 60 two tablets. Pioglit 30 once during dinner. Suprad...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the details given, including the laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood glucose (both fasting and PP) are high. Fasting is particularly much higher. HbA1c % is also fairly high, both these suggest there is improper...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest any alteration in my diabetes medication for good diabetes control.

Query: Hello doctor, I have diabetes since last 15 years and is poorly controlled. I have been taking Glimepiride 1 mg, 500 mg Metformin, daily, once in a day (in the morning). Average fasting glucose level is above 170 mg/dl daily and after the meal is usually 350+ mg/dl. HbA1c is 10. Please review my m...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood glucose is definitely very poorly controlled. Even BP is also high. Ideally fasting glucose should be less than 100 mg, PP 150 to 170 mg and HbA1c % less than 6.8, in a well-controll...  Read Full »

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