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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Is diabetic retinopathy treatable?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old woman with diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid problem. I am having a problem with my left eye vision, and the doctors say it is severe NPDR. They say that it is not curable or treatable. Do I have a chance of treating this problem? I do not have my sugar levels unde...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have exudative maculopathy along with the said NPDR (non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy). There is no macular edema, but only deposits in the seeing portion of your eye. The p...  Read Full »

Having diabetes, Why has the doctor advised to take Accentrix ?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having diabetes from the past 18 years. I have been advised to take Accentrix injection by my doctor. Kindly, suggest me in this regard. I have attached my OCT reports for your reference.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The optical coherence tomography report that you have attached is showing increased macular thickness in both eyes. This condition is known as diabetic macular edema. In diabetic retinopathy, abnormal, leaky vessels are formed on the retina from the fluid that is l...  Read Full »

My sugar levels are high. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My sugar levels are very high. It is currently at 245. I need help to lower my diabetes. I need a prescription for the tablet Januvia to help lower my sugar levels. I am currently taking tablet Glucophage 500 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have HBA1c results? What was the HBA1c result? It will show your average sugar over 2-3 months previously. Diabetes has many complications, so it is not just to bring down the numbers but to monitor and treat complications associated with diabetes. Kindly chec...  Read Full »

Can Cefotaxime be used for UTI in diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old male and diabetic for past ten years. I have been having UTI almost for three days a week and have been taking Norflox 400 twice a day. I was an alcoholic taking 360 ml of brandy every day and recently a month back, I have quit that habit. I now want to focus on my he...  Read Full »

Dr. Ram Naresh Daga

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can take Cefotaxime 1 gm twice a day for five days after a test dose for allergy. Controlling your blood glucose levels will help to lower the episodes of UTI (urinary tract infection). Also, get a sonography done with pre and post void urine. For more informa...  Read Full »

I am experiencing frequent urination, high sugar level, high blood pressure and heart rate. Why is it so?

Query: Hi doctor,I am not diabetic but I am experiencing frequent urination and high sugar level for a few months. I eat all the time and my blood pressure and heart rate are also high. I tried to increase my daily activities but I feel sleepy. I am taking the tablet Ramipril. The other day my sugar level ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. All your problems including frequent urination are due to high blood sugar levels, that is diabetes. Kindly share all your reports with me so that I can guide you in detail. As of now, what you can do a...  Read Full »

Can Donep M forte and Rejunex CD3 be given together?

Query: Hello doctor, My father suffered a brain stroke before six months and following that, his body is partially paralyzed from the right side. We have shown him to two neurologists and got confused after both gave completely different diagnoses. He had diabetes for a very long time and had blood pressur...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your father's therapy. I would explain that there is no interaction between these drugs and it is fine to take them concomitantly. Donep-M (Donepezil plus Memantine) is a drug used for dementia. While Rejunex CD3 is composed of vitamin B1 and alpha lip...  Read Full »

I have had diabetes for four years and ejaculation problems for six months. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diabetic, not married, and have improper ejaculation. I have had diabetes for four years and ejaculation problems for six months. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please elaborate on your problem. What is your current HbA1c level? Have you taken any medicines? Any regular alcohol intake?   Read Full »

My blood sugar levels are high, I feel tired, and I have lost 10 kg weight. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood sugar levels are high. According to the reports, my fasting blood sugar is 21.3 mmol/L, and my HbA1c is 13.2 %. I also feel slightly tired, and I have lost around 10 kg weight within three to four months. I have attached a copy of the reports below. Please let me know what I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Looking at your symptoms and lab reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is a clear diagnosis of diabetes. I am not sure if you already have diabetes. This requires immediate treatment, preferably with Insulin...  Read Full »

My mother has a thyroid problem and high blood sugar levels. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is not well. She has thyroid, and today she got her sugar levels checked. Her random blood sugar is 236 mg/dL. Her T3 is 1.33 ng/dL, T4 is 11.50 ug/dL, and her TSH is 7.37 mIU/mL. What is the treatment for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail, and I will surely help you. Your mother's thyroid levels and sugar levels are disturbed. We need to start medications for the same. However, tell me regarding her previous treatment so that I can guide you further. I will suggest ...  Read Full »

I am a type 1 diabetic patient tested positive for malaria recently. Kindly suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with malaria yesterday. And I was given painkillers, medicines for vomiting and to kill the parasite. However, I still vomit and have severe pain. I visited the doctor today and was told to continue the medicines. However, I am a type 1 diabetic patient and I am afraid ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vomiting and muscle pain are common in malaria. I suggest strong anti-emetic like Zofran (Ondansetron) 8 mg injection in addition to strong pain killers like Ibuprofen 600 mg. Please note that uncontrolled blood sugar levels could contribute to vomiting and epigastri...  Read Full »

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