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Diabetes Management

Diabetes can be managed by making healthy food choices like restricting the intake of high carbohydrate foods, avoiding sugary beverages, and eating a balanced diet. Other methods that can help lower the blood sugar levels are regular physical activity, taking antidiabetic medicines on time, and by managing stress.

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I am 33-year-old with diabetes but not on medications. Can you suggest a diet plan and medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, my weight is 147 lbs, and my height is 5.7 feet. I had diabetes since last year. In the morning, my FBS is 140 mg/dL, and after eating three to four chapati it reaches 250 mg/dL. I am not on any medications. Kindly advise me on safe medicine and diet plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Firstly, you will need to accurately check your blood sugar levels. Along with FBS (fasting blood sugar), you have to do post-prandial blood sugar after two hours of breakfast or lunch. Also, you should understand...  Read Full »

Which medications should I take to control my diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diabetic for the past 12 years. For the initial nine years, I did not take any medicines for it and managed with regular exercise, diet, and walks. In the past three years, In the past three years, I have been taking half a tablet of Glibenclamide in the morning and at nigh...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Do not change medications without your doctor's consent. Continue the exercise and diabetic diet. It will help the pancreas function better. Recheck your ...  Read Full »

Can you please advise me about my diabetes status?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my first operation for the removal of uterus about 13 years back, and six years later, one ovary was removed. I am suffering from a cervical problem since 20 years, high BP since 10 years and diabetes since nine months. I am taking the following medicines: Pregabalin cap 75 mg per d...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please attach your reports to the query, so that I can guide you accordingly.   Read Full »

Can you advise some tips to regulate sugar level with proper diet and medicine while fasting?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother aged 65 is diabetic for the past 9 years. Her medications are as follows. Forxiga (Dapagliflozin) - 10 mg : 0- 1- 0 (one tablet after lunch); Glucobay 50 : 1 - 1 - 1; Jalra - M 50/850 (Vildagliptin 50 mg, Metformin HCl 850 mg) : 1 - 0 - 1 and Amlopres AT - 25 : 0 - 0 - 1. We nee...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In case her sugars are in control, there is no harm in giving her a little rice. I would recommend you buy a glucometer for her so that you can monitor her sugars at all times. Meet your local doctor, so that he can advise you on how to manage the dosages at the diff...  Read Full »

Should I take Insulin?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having high blood glucose. My fasting blood sugar is 153 mg/dL, postprandial is 175 mg/dL and before dinner 152 mg/dL. My doctor advised Janumet 50/500 before breakfast and dinner and Sulisent in the morning. Shall I take it? Presently, I am having Invokana 50/500 before breakfast and...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I like to tell you that you are doing a great job by managing strict diet restrictions and regular exercises. Please do continue exercising for at least 45 minutes daily. Now, coming to your concern regarding the medications, Insulin is definitely the most natural...  Read Full »

Please give your opinion regarding my diabetes treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 45 years old. I have been suffering from diabetes for the last 10 years. Initially, I was on Metformin 500 mg plus Glimepiride 1 mg twice daily. For the last two years, I am taking Metformin 500 plus Glimepiride 2 mg plus Voglison 0.2 twice a day. But, currently, my sugar level is hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to To actually advise a change in your medications, I would require you to follow up with me with your blood sugar levels again. I hope your doctor has informed you about the side effects of Pioglitazone. I am not comfortable with using it, so I would like to suggest a diff...  Read Full »

After taking Geminor M1, I am losing weight. What shall I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. Before 10 months, I came to know that I am a diabetic. My fasting sugar was 155 mg/dL and PP was 215 mg/dL. My doctor prescribed Geminor M1. My HBA1C is 5.5 % and ABG is 111 now. The issue is that I am more skinny now. I was 136 pounds when I was diagnosed and now I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding your weight loss. I would suggest you speak to your doctor who started your medications, regarding your weight loss. The tablet you are taking is having two drugs in it. The Metformin component is known to result in weight loss and...  Read Full »

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