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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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I have diabetes since two years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have diabetes from the last two years. I take medicine Glimepiride 2 mg before breakfast and Metformin 500 mg after meal twice daily. But my routine blood sugar is fasting 220 mg/dL and random 320 mg/dL or above. Can I increase my dose of Glimepiride?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Looking at your blood sugar levels, it looks like you definitely need to increase the dosage of your medication. There are three options. Increase dosage of Metformin, increase dosage of Glimepiride and add a new drug to the current regimen...  Read Full »

I want to know about the potential risks of ultra-processed food.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been hearing a lot about the potential risks of consuming ultra-processed foods, but I am not entirely sure what qualifies as "ultra-processed," or how it differs from other types of processed food. Can you provide insights into the concept of ultra-processed foods, and how they ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi,Thank you for stopping by!I am here to provide an expert opinion on your medical issues.There are a variety of processed foods that we need to understand. You can take minimally or lightly processed foods like pre-cut bagged salads, frozen vegetables, canned beans, dried fruits, and yogurt. Howev...  Read Full »

Does temporary dialysis prevent creatinine levels from increasing?

Query: Hi doctor,My 66 year old father suddenly got a high fever and in few days we discovered he has a urinary tract infection. He is a diabetic and on insulin. He is a very disciplined person when it comes to his health. He checked his creatinine levels early this year and it was in the normal range. Aft...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your father. He is presently having a severe infection (sepsis) due to the urinary tract infection. There is an acid accumulation in the blood due to the infection. There is worsening of renal function as a result of stress to the body du...  Read Full »

What diet can be given to prevent dialysis and control creatinine level in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68 year old male having diabetes with chronic kidney disease, and I have a creatinine level 5.96 mg/dL. What diet should be given to prevent dialysis and control creatinine level?  Read Full »


Dr. Shazli Naseer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reviewing the laboratory results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the patient has already developed significant damage, creatinine is too high and has already secondary hyperparathyroidism. Type 2 diabetes with renal complication. Dialysis is unavoidabl...  Read Full »

I have an hourglass shaped penis with narrow part in the middle. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have noticed that my penis gets really narrow in the middle like an hourglass and bends in a weird way when half erect or in the process of getting erect. It gets completely normal when fully erect though and there is no pain. This happens once every few days...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing your history, it seems to me Peyronie’s disease but I need pictures (flaccid, partial, and complete erection) from you to confirm it. Presentation is secondary to fibrosis in tunica Albuginea causing curvature of penis on erection to variable degrees. I...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for cervical cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a bit of a worry about my friend and colleague. She is 46 and dealing with diabetes and high cholesterol, and now she has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. The doctor is suggesting a hysterectomy, but I am concerned about what that might mean for her. I have heard that a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A hysterectomy is generally a safe procedure; however, like any surgical intervention, it carries some risks. It is advisable to seek consultation with an obstetrician-gynecologist surgeon for the best guidance and care. I hope this informatio...  Read Full »

My grandmother's blood sugar levels are high. Will following a Mediterranean diet help?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother's blood glucose levels are high, and she has had diabetes for the past 40 years. She is 65-year-old and is taking her diabetic pills as usual everday. Her last blood sugar levels are 145 mg/dL. I go to the gym daily for a workout, and my trainer said that following a Med...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As for diet for diabetes, avoid sweet sugar, honey, jaggery marmalade, chyawanprash, coconut water, ORS (oral rehydration solutions), water juices, and biscuits rusk. Fruits should only include papaya, guava, and kiwi. Replace white rice with brown rice and flour and...  Read Full »

My father has black spots on both the legs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My father has been experiencing a skin problem on both legs for about three years. Irregularly shaped black spots have appeared on both legs. These spots are hard, and my father always used to itch them. Can you guide me on this? I can send you an image as well.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do understand your concern. It appears to be eczematous dermatosis. Kindly answer the following questions: Since when did it appear? Is he a diabetic? Was there excess scratching and rubbing of lesions? Are the lesions spreading? Is there any history of atrophy o...  Read Full »

Can chronic kidney disease cause swelling in feet and tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swelling on my feet and tongue as well. KFT report was normal only my creatinin was 1.6 mg/dL . It is a chronic problem. I have already used Lasilactone 50 mg and Torsemide 10 mg. But no relief. I use insulin Mixtard 40 units twice and Galvus Met 50/850 1 bd for my diabetes typ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you are suffering from chronic kidney disease. Now you have swelling on feet, ankles, and tongues. You have DM (diabetes mellitus) for 20 years. Do you suffer from an allergy? Or are you allergic to some foods, medications, irritants, et...  Read Full »

My mother is diabetic and is on Insulin injections. Can she take Semaglutide injections?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a diabetic for the past 7 years. I wanted to know if Semaglutide injections can be preferred for my diabetic mother. She is already on Insulin injections and her HbA1c is 8.7. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gangavati Geeta Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your first query consult is on us. I understand your interest in Semaglutide as it has a lower frequency of dosing which can be more convenient for your mother. However, before starting any medication it is important to consider the other aspects of the patient's ove...  Read Full »

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