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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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Can you advise some tips to regulate sugar level with proper diet and medicine while fasting?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother aged 65 is diabetic for the past 9 years. Her medications are as follows. Forxiga (Dapagliflozin) - 10 mg : 0- 1- 0 (one tablet after lunch); Glucobay 50 : 1 - 1 - 1; Jalra - M 50/850 (Vildagliptin 50 mg, Metformin HCl 850 mg) : 1 - 0 - 1 and Amlopres AT - 25 : 0 - 0 - 1. We nee...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In case her sugars are in control, there is no harm in giving her a little rice. I would recommend you buy a glucometer for her so that you can monitor her sugars at all times. Meet your local doctor, so that he can advise you on how to manage the dosages at the diff...  Read Full »

My diabetic mother has foot discoloration after an injury. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is diabetic for past 20 years. She got her foot hurt five days ago. A wooden partition fell on her foot. At first, she was unable to walk. Then, she tried to walk. But today, the wound has turned to blue and purple color. So, my brother has taken her to the ER. What could happen to...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. In case there is no fracture, there would be no problem at all. Just check that her sugars should be in the normal range. Injury is stress for her body, so it could lead to impaired sugars for a while. Keep a proper check on that. Also, w...  Read Full »

Can you please advise me about my diabetes status?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my first operation for the removal of uterus about 13 years back, and six years later, one ovary was removed. I am suffering from a cervical problem since 20 years, high BP since 10 years and diabetes since nine months. I am taking the following medicines: Pregabalin cap 75 mg per d...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please attach your reports to the query, so that I can guide you accordingly.   Read Full »

Why does diabetes medication cause exhaustion and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is a diabetic patient. She is given Glimser forte 1 and Glytrin met 1000 for her current blood sugar condition by a diabetologist. From last two days, she is feeling exhausted and very weak. Is it because of the tablets or any other reasons?  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If she has started feeling so after the medicines have been started, it is as the dose might be high for her and her sugar levels are going too low. You can check it on your glucometer if you have one. Please meet your diabetologist for dose adjustment as soon as pos...  Read Full »

After taking Geminor M1, I am losing weight. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. Before 10 months, I came to know that I am a diabetic. My fasting sugar was 155 mg/dL and PP was 215 mg/dL. My doctor prescribed Geminor M1. My HBA1C is 5.5 % and ABG is 111 now. The issue is that I am more skinny now. I was 136 pounds when I was diagnosed and now I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding your weight loss. I would suggest you speak to your doctor who started your medications, regarding your weight loss. The tablet you are taking is having two drugs in it. The Metformin component is known to result in weight loss and...  Read Full »

Should I take Insulin?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having high blood glucose. My fasting blood sugar is 153 mg/dL, postprandial is 175 mg/dL and before dinner 152 mg/dL. My doctor advised Janumet 50/500 before breakfast and dinner and Sulisent in the morning. Shall I take it? Presently, I am having Invokana 50/500 before breakfast and...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I like to tell you that you are doing a great job by managing strict diet restrictions and regular exercises. Please do continue exercising for at least 45 minutes daily. Now, coming to your concern regarding the medications, Insulin is definitely the most natural...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic. My weight is 152 pounds and my height is 5' 9". My PP glucose level is 150 to 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. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Vobit M3 is not controlling diabetes. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from diabetes for five years and taking Metformin M2 Glimepiride 1 mg three times a day. Diabetes was under control for one month. Fasting was 180 mg/dL and PP is 360 mg/dL. After taking Vobit M3 daily one tablet before lunch, there is no control of diabetes. Please advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to ask you if these readings are after stopping the medications or while you were on them. Also, are you following a strict diabetic diet and doing regular exercise? I would like to stress on the fact that even if you are taking medications, you...  Read Full »

Which medications should I take to control my diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diabetic for the past 12 years. For the initial nine years, I did not take any medicines for it and managed with regular exercise, diet, and walks. In the past three years, In the past three years, I have been taking half a tablet of Glibenclamide in the morning and at nigh...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Do not change medications without your doctor's consent. Continue the exercise and diabetic diet. It will help the pancreas function better. Recheck your ...  Read Full »

My husband is diabetic and takes Metformin rarely. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 39 years old. He has diabetes and has been taking Metformin 500 mg on and off. His fasting glucose level is 125 mg/dL, after the meal 207 mg/dL, total cholesterol 206 mg/dL, LDL 130 mg/dL, HDL 46 mg/dL, and HbA1c 6.8 mg/dL. Is this dangerous? He is sick and coughing. Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, there is nothing serious in the present reports. Also, I would not be able to say anything about his blood sugar levels, as he is on and off his medicines. For three months, let your husband try a healthy diabetic diet and exercise for atleast 30 minutes fou...  Read Full »

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