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Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder where the blood sugar levels are high for a prolonged period. The three main types of DM are type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. The classic symptoms are weight loss, increased urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger.

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I am type I diabetic. How can I treat hypoglycemia?

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor whom I had been visiting discontinued her practice. I found a new doctor with whom I am having problems. The doctor diagnosed me with diabetes 24 years ago when I was 39. I was tried on a couple of different types and dosages of pills, but I cannot remember the names and was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you indeed have type 1 diabetes. Regarding your hypoglycemia, I would suggest that you decrease the dose of NovoLog (insulin aspart injection) by two units in the morning and night. Your kidney ...  Read Full »

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 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 »

How can I manage blood glucose levels?

Query: I am a Diabetic patient and My creatinine level is 1.19, Triglycerides is 292, Phosphorus is 4.81mg/dl, HDL is 41mg/dl, VLDL is 68.40mg/dl, Sugar Fasting is 295mg/dl. Iam consuming Zukanorm M50/500 mg medicine and mixturd 30/70 insulin[dose:- Day-16 & Night-20]. Please, advise me. Yours faith...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, I have read your reports and unfortunately you have uncontrolled blood sugar levels. You would need to work on a lot of things to get back on track. Issues that you have at present from the tests results are uncontrolled blood sugar,high triglycerides and fatty liver. The triglycerides are v...  Read Full »

Can drinking alcohol increase blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old. I have done my sugar test last week which showed high blood sugar value and high cholesterol. My doctor advised me to test because I had irritation while urinating. My doctor prescribed me to take Cumet-SR tablets. My weight is 187 lbs and height 5.8 feet. I have few...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your complaint and seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It suggests that you have diabetes and dyslipidemia. Your irritation in urine is due to infection in urinary tract which is common in diabetes patient. You need to ...  Read Full »

What has to be done to control high blood sugar level?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband had an issue of multiple urination and high thirst. I checked his sugar, he is 30 years old. His random sugar was 419 mg/dL. I have gone through the various tests. I need a doctor to check the reports and suggest the instant treatment. His fasting is between 218 to 257 mg/dL...  Read Full »

Dr. Shazli Naseer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your husband's reports, plus from the information you provided. This is my advice. He will need a detailed examination and a few more tests to determine if he is type 1 or type 2 because he is very young. His glucose levels are critically high from my ass...  Read Full »

My husband has trouble sleeping. Should we be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am really worried about my husband's health. Recently, he has been having trouble sleeping, and I heard that lack of sleep might be linked to diabetes and hypertension. He is diabetic but under control and takes his medicines on time. Could you please explain how these things are co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no such connection with diabetes, but yes, sleep disturbances or stress can lead to hypertension. If your sleep is disturbed for a long time of period, like for years, and you have certain kinds of stress, then you are more prone ...  Read Full »

Why does my brother's daughter urinate frequently?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother's younger daughter is 6 years old. Her weight is 52.9 pounds and height is 4 feet. She always rushes to the bathroom to urinate. In a day, she rushes 20 to 25 times to urinate. We have done her urine RE, and it shows everything as normal. She becomes thirsty to drink water. She...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Increased frequency of urination in a 6 year old child can be due to UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), renal stones or diabetes mellitus. Since, in this case, increased thirst is also present there is a probability of diabetes mellitus. Althou...  Read Full »

How can I effectively prepare meals for my diabetic mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been living with diabetes for seven years now, and I am seeking advice on maintaining a healthy diet for her condition. As a woman of 56, managing her diet is crucial. Could you provide specific dietary recommendations that would help control her blood sugar levels effect...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Diabetes is caused by high levels of sugar, and we can easily control it by changing our lifestyle and doing physical activities regularly. So when the glucose level is high in the body, we can decrease it by consumi...  Read Full »

Despite taking medication, why are blood sugar levels high?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather aged 79 years has diabetes for past 22 years. He has been on medication since then. He has other parameters normal but his sugar levels are quite high for some time. Before three months, the fasting blood glucose level was 116 mg/dl and postprandial blood glucose level w...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your father is doing really well. The change in his sugar levels is due to his age. As he ages, his body processes would start to derange even if they were previously stable. He can continue eating as he presently is. But, ask him to also avoid sugar-rich fruits whic...  Read Full »

My father suddenly developed double vision. Why?

Query: Hello Doctor, My father got double vision suddenly. Age 58 years. His BP was high. He has diabetes. His CT Scan report says:- Impression: Multiple calcified foci as described above. Diffuse cerebral atrophy. Content: Two calcified foci without perilesional oedema are seen in bilateral occipital regi...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, It seems from the history that your father is having sudden onset of double vision. He is a known diabetic and hypertensive. The CT scan report you have mentioned here like diffuse cerebral atrophy is not of much significant and they indicate age related changes. The CT scan findings are not ...  Read Full »

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