Diabetes Medicine

All type 1 diabetes and some type 2 diabetes patients manage diabetes with Insulin injections. The blood sugar levels can be controlled by taking oral antidiabetic medicines like sulfonylureas, meglitinides, biguanides, thiazolidinediones, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, etc.

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Why is my husband's sugar level consistently high despite taking medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has diabetes for the last 10 years. He is currently on Amaryl M1. He is living a sedentary lifestyle. For the past few months, the sugar level is always high despite the medication. The fasting blood sugar value was around 169, a week back. His other tests like triglycerides...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest a stepwise approach. As the blood glucose level is not controlled on Amaryl M 1, increase the dose to Amaryl M 2 (Glimepiride and Metformin), one tablet in the m...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take tablet Metformin to prevent diabetes and decrease body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I read over the internet that tablet Metformin helps decrease the weight and prevents the onset of diabetes. Both my parents are diabetics and I weigh 70 kg. Hence, I want to use Metformin for diabetes prevention and weight loss. Yesterday, I took 500 mg and I do not feel any problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do not take the tablet if you are not clinically diagnosed as diabetic as it could lead to serious problems. I would strongly advise you to not to take it anymore. To prevent diabetes, one has to change the lifestyle like diet, and have to do exercise or ...  Read Full »

Is it ideal to alter the dosage of medicines in a chronic diabetes patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My 73-year-old father is suffering from type 2 diabetes from the age of 7. He has undergone angioplasty. His fasting level is 140 and the postprandial level is 320 after taking Glimepiride 2 mg and Metformin 500 mg once a day. Should I increase his dose once to twice daily?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your father seems to be on the right kind of medication. His blood sugar levels are not controlled, so he definitely requires a revision of prescription. Since he is having other coexisting medical conditions, it would not be a good idea to ...  Read Full »

Are my low sexual drive and lack of energy due to uncontrolled diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had diabetes for the last five years, and I also have depression. I am taking tablets Glimepiride, Metformin, and Voglibose for diabetes. But I lack energy and stamina, and my sexual power is low. Kindly suggest Unani medicine for these symptoms.  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen the details mentioned (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Your fasting glucose is very high. Postprandial glucose also is 200 mg/dL. The HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) level is not mentioned. Anyways from the glu...  Read Full »

Is increased fasting glucose level a threat to the lifespan?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, and I checked my blood sugar levels yesterday. My fasting blood glucose is 267 mg/dL, HbA1C is 8.8 %, and microalbumin is 24. Is it very critical? I am worried about my lifespan. Is it highly dangerous to the kidney and heart? Can I marry? Please help me. Thank...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and your test results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I must say that you have diabetes and that you should be started on treatment as soon as possible. I suggest you start tablet Glycinorm M 30 (combination of Gliclazide a...  Read Full »

My father is diabetic and has acquired COVID infection. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has been suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure for four years. He has got infected with COVID -19. His blood sugar level has been above 300 mg/dL for the last three days, even after taking medicines on time. I am sharing his current medications with you.1.Tablet Glyc...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Increased blood sugars are a known complication of COVID, especially in diabetes. Mostly it is due to steroid use, but there are other factors as well. However, there is no need to worry, we need to add a f...  Read Full »

Can diarrhea be related to low blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 2 diabetic, and today I had a low blood sugar episode. I woke up from a nap and my blood sugar had dropped to 80. My fasting blood sugar is usually around 110. After I ate something and started feeling better, I had bad diarrhea. Is it somehow linked to my low blood sugar? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern about sugar levels. As you mentioned that you were diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, could you specify for how long you have been having it? Please get your diabetes medications rechecked if you have not done so rec...  Read Full »

I have been prescribed Farxiga. Should I stop this drug?

Query: Hello Doctor, My doctor set me up with an FNP (Family nurse practitioner) who advised me to start taking Farxiga. I am not sure if I should take this medication.I am curious about other professional opinions on this newly FDA approved drug. Should I stop this drug?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com.Farxiga is a novel diabetic medicine which decreases blood sugar by reducing the absorption of sugar from kidney. Since more sugar is getting excreted in the urine, blood sugar starts reducing and thus blood glucose levels start coming down.  Though it still needs to co...  Read Full »

Does my relative take the correct dosage for his diabetes medication?

Query: Hi doctor,I am sending a few doubts of my relative, who is suffering from diabetes and HTN. They have a strong case history of CKD in the family. For diabetes, the patient was taking the following medicines. A combination of Metformin 850 mg and Glimperide 1 mg in the morning and a combination of Me...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hi Sir, First, I wanted to be clear. 1. Is he still taking Glimepiride and Metformin? 2. Tiban is Teneligliptin, which I do not prescribe much. But it is safe to take 20 mg twice daily. Also, it is safe to take once daily in a person with kidney problems. 3...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and suggest whether I am diabetic.

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking medicine for diabetes from last year. Then after two months, I had to stop because my sugar went down very much. And sometimes, I had to eat glucose to maintain the sugar level. I used to continuously check my blood sugar levels after every 2 to 3 months. As the tests...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith. M. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood sugar is not under control. Everyone whose HbA1c is more than 6.4, have diabetes. Always keep HbA1c less than 7, for better control of DM (diabetes mellitus) type 2. Your other blood r...  Read Full »

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