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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Is it safe to take Novastat while on insulin?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been prescribed Novastat by a GP (no diabetes specialist was available. Level of triglyceride 183 and HDL 36. Fasting blood sugar yesterday was 450. Postprandial was 500. Today random sugar is 300. I am on insulin since yesterday. Urine glucose is 4+. Is it fine to wait for a day...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), suggestive of newly detected type 2 diabetes mellitus. The good thing is that the urine ketone body is negative, so complications are not much. You need to control sugar. Doctor prescribed your lon...  Read Full »

Is fasting blood sugar 131 considered diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's fasting glucose is 131. Her post lunch glucose level is 121 and urine does not contain sugar. Her HbA1c is 6. 2. Her height is 5.4 and weight is 68 kg. What to do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By these laboratory readings she has prediabetes. This should be treated. What to do will depend on a lot of factors. You have not provided any other medical history, family history, other medicines, lifestyle, etc. Revert back with the asked details to a diabetologis...  Read Full »

What is Tazloc 40 used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old male. My height is 165 cm and weight is 65 kg. I am a known HTN since 3 years. My medications were Olmezest 10 mg once daily in the morning and Prolomet XL 50 mg once daily in the evening. Now I am diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My readings are FBS 141, PPBS 236 and BP...  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Previously, you were on tablet Olmezest (Olmesartan) and tablet Prolomet XL 50 (Metoprolol tartrate). Now you are on diabetic medication and tablet Tazloc-H 40 (Telmisartan). Tablet Olmezest and tablet Tazloc are similar kind of drugs. So, taking one drug is enough. I ...  Read Full »

Why is my foreskin cracked?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with the foreskin. I cannot pull back the skin as it has developed cracks in the tip area. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A cracked, irritated or fissured foreskin could be due to a number of reasons. If you have diabetes mellitus, both diagnosed or undiagnosed, it could cause a fungal infection of the foreskin leafing to cracking. If you are not a known case of diabetes, you mus...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Glycomet SR 500 mg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in the initial stage of diabetes. I have been diagnosed before a year only. I walk 7 km a day and five days a week. Still, my present medication does not maintain my glucose levels. My average fasting blood sugar level is 140. I am currently on Glycomet 250 and I am wondering if I sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your blood glucose levels, it is clear that the medication you are taking is not sufficient to control your blood glucose. You have not mentioned if you are taking Glycomet 250 once or twice a day. If you are taking Glycomet 25...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for inguinal lymphadenopathy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55 year old male. I am suffering from inguinal lymphadenopathy. 2 years ago I have this on right side and now on left side. There is a square shallow knot present on the right side now. I have stiffness and rigidity especially in the left arm and occasional limited movements. Also...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I assure you not to worry as all things may get settled with proper care and follow-up.  Read Full »

I get severe headache that starts during late morning. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a crippling headache for two days now and nothing seems to help. It starts late morning and gets worse throughout the day. I just want to know what I should do. I am 21, 5'8", female, around 160 pounds.  Read Full »


Dr. Philip Shenouda

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Headache has numerous causes. And according to your presentation, I am going to list some of the causes that could be the reason for what you experience. Please, reflect them to your case. 1. Beginning of acute upper respiratory tract infection, in case you show other ...  Read Full »

Can high sugar levels cause kidney problems?

Query: Hi doctor, This is about my elder sister who is 37 years old. She is diabetic since 4 years. I have attached the report and prescription of the same. Please check and give suggestion. Now she is suffering from swollen face. Is there any problem in kidney due to high sugar level?  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query to this platform. Your sister is a known case of hypothyroidism with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus. Her sugar is constantly raised throughout the last 5-6 months as shown in the reports. She is on oral diabetic drugs and her blood sugar...  Read Full »

Why is there no weakness or tiredness in a patient with fasting sugar level 297?

Query: Hello doctor, My father's fasting sugar is 297. But my father is feeling better, no weakness, not feeling tired. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Kuldeep Meena

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood sugar levels fluctuate in the body every minute. If sugar level continuously remains on a higher level, then it is very dangerous to the body because it can create some serious health issues like diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, ketoacidosis, and com...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take Atorvas, Starpress and Nitrofix for angina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old, 173 cm height, 84 kg suffering CAD, HTN and DM type 2. Having three stents and still PLV 90 % blockage. On tablet Atorvas 20, Starpress XL 50, Nitrofix SR 30, Telma 40, Dianorm-M and injection Lantus 24 u. But due to angina or short breathing, tablet Flavedon MR als...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you will need all tablets, as they have an additive effect. Other two antianginal like Starpress (Metoprolol), has many beneficial effects other than this, and decrease mortality. So it needs to be continued. Also, Nitrofix (Isosorbide mononitrate) is also impor...  Read Full »

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