Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where there is increased blood sugar levels. It may be of type 1 or type 2. The early signs of diabetes include increased thirst, increased hunger and increased frequency of urination.

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Can you please explain my father's test results?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 78 years old. He generally maintains good health except being diabetic for the last two years. However, since last once month his WBC, urea and creatinine values are abnormally high indicating kidney malfunctioning. He has lost 4 to 6 kg in the last three months and his appe...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Diabetes appears to be in good control. However, due to renal disease, blood pressure must be high. He is on multiple medications for blood pressure for no...  Read Full »

Kindly comment on my father's sugar value.

Query: Hi doctor, Four months ago, my father's fasting blood sugar level was 110 mg/dL and postprandial was 136 mg/dL. Before that he had sugar levels in the normal range according to regular checkups done. However, there is a spike in his blood sugar level and the detected levels were fasting 214 mg/dl an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fasting blood sugar should be less than 126 mg/dL and postprandial should be less than 140 mg/dL after 2 hours. Since your father has fasting blood glucose level of 214 mg/dL and postprandial levels of 301 mg/dL along with classical features of increased thirst, increas...  Read Full »

Is surgery mandatory for normal pressure hydrocephalus in a long term diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 70 years old and has long diabetes (almost 40 years). For the last 20 years, she have a memory problem. She fell two times almost eight years ago. After that she have walking difficulty, for the last five years, she also have a problem controlling urine also. These proble...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I recommend trying Furosemide 40 mg twice daily and Acetazolamide 250 mg twice daily. She should start these drugs gradually at a low dose and increase gradually the dose. These drugs will help reduce brain fluid. But, if this is not normal pressure hydrocephalus an...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for loose stools, and right-sided headache in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has a fever, muscle pain, and diarrhea. He took Kankunis tea to help him with his bowel movement. However, yesterday, he experienced muscle pain and fever after having bowel movement five times. He took Alaxan once for the muscle pain and took two Diatabs for diarrhea. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does he have any chronic illness like diabetes, or high blood pressure? Is he taking any long term medications previously? His blood pressure is right now on higher side. Is he having blood pressure problems? Does he have any flu or runny nose? Any one in family has Cor...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for abdominal pain in elderly with diabetics?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 71 years old. He having abdominal pain in the middle for the past four to five days. Pain is constant and mild to moderate in intensity. He is not having any issue in passing stools or urine but sometimes complains of burning sensation while passing stools. His appetite ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your father's health. Well, you see the abdominal pain in such age is often an alarming finding, and I urge you to get him some investigations before giving any blanket cover of medicines. Common possibilities in his age...  Read Full »

What steps can be taken to improve erections?

Query: I am 53 years old male, I am a diabetic and have ED problem for the last 4 months, I loose my erection very soon. I even tried taking Eract X on two occassions, but it didnt work, but do I have to take it continuosly? Please let me know as to what steps I need to take to improve my erections. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear do you feeling difficult to get erections?? or difficulty to maintain erection for a long time and premature ejaculation?? Diabetic patients with uncontrolled diabetes may lead to erectile dysfunction. So please maintain good diabetic control. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. Avo...  Read Full »

How to help my diabetic father get his appetite back?

Query: hello my father who is 62yrs old has diabetes type 2.. Recently, he started not feeling well. He has stopped eating, basically doesn't want to eat or drink anything. He's been like this refusing food for about 4 days now. His blood sugar is anywhere around 250-380 even though he isn't eating anythin...  Read Full »


Dr. Rinku Biswas

Pharmacologist, Family Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, The mentioned sugar levels are too high. The medication dosage is not mentioned. Only Metformin doesn't work for such high levels. He might need insulin too initially to control the levels and then eventually can be on pills depending upon the condition and thorough follow up. Please don't ign...  Read Full »

What causes hip pain in a diabetic and hypertensive patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is having lower hip side pain for almost a week now. She is taking maintenance medicines for high blood pressure (Approvel) and 24 units of Insulin everyday. What could be causing the pain and can I give her pain reliever?  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking into mother's problem, you have got both hypertension and diabetic under Insulin with hip pain. First of all we need to understand what is the association between the current problem and existing diseases. Once we understand why it is happening and try to find ...  Read Full »

How to manage leg injury in a diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed to be diabetic. I am on Glycine-SR 500. One week back, I got a small injury in my right leg. Now, some pus is coming from that injury. Last week, my fasting and postprandial blood sugar were 139 and 228 respectively.¬†Please let me know the treatment that I need t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pus from a wound means infection. So, you need to visit your nearby hospital immediately and get it dressed. Also, start the antibiotics prescribed by them. Healing is hampered in diabetes so it needs immediate attention. Your blood sugar levels are high. I suggest cha...  Read Full »

What should a diabetic eat?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is recently diagnosed with diabetes along with high creatinine level. I need a therapeutic diet plan for a week according to the condition.  Read Full »


Dr. Safina Mithani

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know the current weight and height of your father, also his present age, his blood sugar levels, and any other lab reports. Also, please do let me know whether you are vegetarian or nonvegetarian and his daily meal pattern with timings.  Read Full »

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