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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Can glucose monitor value and HbA1c differ?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has been suffering from diabetes for the past 20 years. He is using Apidra (20 units in the morning and 14 units in the evening), Lantus (20 units in the morning) Insulin injections and Cyblex MV 40.2 mg twice a day. He regularly checks his blood sugar level using glucose monito...  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diabetic medications followed by your father have controlled his blood sugar level in the range of 90 to 130 mg/dL. The reading shown by the glucose monitor is the current value during the time of check, but HbA1c always denotes the control of sugar level over two ...  Read Full »

For 7.5 HbA1c level, should Gemer 1 tablet be continued?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, my HbA1C was 7.5. I was advised to take Gemer 1 tablet before breakfast for 30 days. My LDL cholesterol is 119 mg/dL, HDL is 40mg/dL and triglycerides 161 mg/dL. My age is 49. Should I continue Gemer 1 along with other medicines? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Talal Hussain

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The HbA1C level of above 7 is a confirmatory diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. So, now you are a diabetic and should receive full diabetic management ranging from diet modification, exercise and medication. As far as tablet Gemer 1 mg (Glimepiride) is concerned, I suggest ...  Read Full »

Can Metformin 500 cause cancer in some?

Query: I have diabetes type 2. I am a female. My age is 27 and my weight is 43 kgs. I am currently been taking glimepiride and metformin 500. My height is 5'1''. I have read that metformin 500is recalled due to cancer scare. Require alternative medicine. My last sugar check was 395 mg  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Sonologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello greetings.. Happy to give consultation to u. With the above given history, u r sugar levels are very much high and u need to control u r sugars as early as possible. The current medications are not at all enough to control u r sugars. I will give u the prescription. Regarding metformin, the ...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be taken to lower blood sugar levels?

Query: I am looking for my husband doxtor becuase he is a diabetic, asking for you what is the better medicine to lower his blood sugar at the same same time he has UTI .  Read Full »


Dr. Vitrag Shah

Diabetologist

Answer: Dear User, To decide a medicine for diabetes depends on the current physical and clinical condition. There are several aspects to be taken care of. It would be necessary for a doctor to start medicine after getting detailed medical history. That will include current sugar levels, which type of dia...  Read Full »

Please suggest a plan to help bring my sugar levels to the normal range.

Query: Dear Doctor I am female 26yrs old. I have been diagnosed with diabetes from past 4 years. I take the following medicines every day: 1. Diamicron 60mg before breakfast 2. Gluconorm 500mg after lunch 3. Gluconorm 500mg after dinner Due to current covid situation, I am unable to visit any medical cen...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi. Good day. Thanks for your query. I have very uncontrolled diabetes. Ur lipids are also very high. That means ur not controlling ur sugar. Treating diabetes is not just bring sugar numbers down but avoiding complications which are associated with diabetes. It can affect heart kidneys eyes nerves ...  Read Full »

Are neck swelling and chest pain side effects of tablet Januvia?

Query: Have hypothyroidism last 2 years down to 75mg levothyroxine. The issue now is blood sugar levels. Over last one yr dr has put me on several meds which I reacted to. At that time level under 200. This yr changed dr. He said no medication. Lifestyle change . Has been difficult. Weight up sugar leve...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi. Good day. Thanks for your query Ur weight is quite high with uncontrolled diabetes. Definitely u need to change lifestyle and thinking pattern as well. U need to trust a doctor and follow his advice. Every medication has effects otherwise it will not be effective but we always weigh risk and b...  Read Full »

My mom's diabetes medicines are making her feel dizzy and weak. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 53 years old. She is a diabetic and under medication. Her list of medications is as follows: For diabetes, Glyciphage SR 1 gm (1-0-1) and Volibo 0.2 (0-1-0). For cholesterol, Stator 10 (0-0-1) and for stamina, Stamina-OD (1-0-0). Under medication, her sugar levels before ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can gather from the details given, your mother is having uncontrolled blood sugar value. The possible reasons might be lack of exercise and poor diet control. The target blood sugar values that your mother should attain are between 100 and 130 before food and betwee...  Read Full »

Will oral anti-diabetic medications cause drastic weight loss and kidney damage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic. My weight is 69 kg and my height is 180 cm. My PP glucose level is 150-210 mg/dL. I am taking Glynase MF one in the morning, tablet Exermet GM 501 one in the evening. My BP is normal. I tested my glucose levels today and postprandial glucose level is 204 mg/dL. I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The Metformin component of the oral anti-diabetic medications aids in weight loss and is usually preferred in overweight candidates. But, there are other medications that do not lead to weight loss, so, you can definitely ask your physician to shift you to such medic...  Read Full »

My FBS is 271, and PPBS is 475. Do I have to take Insulin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 70 year old female. My weight is 60 kg. I am a known case of NIDDM. I am on Glimepiride 4 mg bid and Repaglinide bid. But, my FBS is 271 and PPBS is 457. Is there any solution to lower my sugar without Insulin? For me Insulin was already prescribed, but still I have not started.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood sugar levels are very high. You have to get started on Insulin as it is the best way to reduce blood sugar. Insulin production in our body is decreased, so we are just replacing that from outside. You are already on two oral anti-diabetic drugs which are hig...  Read Full »

Please explain my mother's medical report.

Query: Hello doctor, I want a medical opinion for my mother who is diabetic for the last 26 years. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload any medical record of your mother, only recent ones about two months old only. Also, go for her blood sugar levels right now and tell me what her blood pressure status is? Is she suffering from any other diseases? Revert back with the reports and...  Read Full »

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