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Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where there is increased blood sugar levels. It may be of type 1 or type 2. The early signs of diabetes include increased thirst, increased hunger and increased frequency of urination.

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I am a 67-year-old male and having diabetes. What can be the suitable remedy for my erratic blood sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 67-year-old male and having diabetes for the last 15 years. Currently taking Ryzodec (14, 16 units morning and evening respectively), Galvus Met, PPG 0.3 (1 BD). Generally, I do not take any sweet eatables. Still, my blood sugar is erratic. Hb1Ac is 8.2. Please suggest a suitable r...  Read Full »

Dr. Shazli Naseer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Please provide me with the following information to make proper suggestions for adjustments. Is your diabetes type 1 or type 2? Share the blood sugar log for at least five to seven days. I do ask my patient to ch...  Read Full »

What diet can be given to prevent dialysis and control creatinine level in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68 year old male having diabetes with chronic kidney disease, and I have a creatinine level 5.96 mg/dL. What diet should be given to prevent dialysis and control creatinine level?  Read Full »

Dr. Shazli Naseer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Reviewing the laboratory results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the patient has already developed significant damage, creatinine is too high and has already secondary hyperparathyroidism. Type 2 diabetes with renal complication. Dialysis is unavoidabl...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have raised blood sugar levels because of painkillers for chikungunya?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for my mother. Her age is 52 years and weight is 119 pounds approx. She suffered from chikungunya in and as chikungunya causes severe pain in joints. So the doctor prescribed painkillers always and when the pain was severe, the doctor also gave injections to decrease pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Shazli Naseer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Temporarily any illness can cause elevated blood sugar levels. It is difficult to say what was the cause in her case. If the painkillers included steroids then yes, that added to the cause. But illness itself could be the reason, since it disturbs the immune system and ...  Read Full »

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