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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 33-year-old with diabetes but not on medications. Can you suggest a diet plan and medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, my weight is 147 lbs, and my height is 5.7 feet. I had diabetes since last year. In the morning, my FBS is 140 mg/dL, and after eating three to four chapati it reaches 250 mg/dL. I am not on any medications. Kindly advise me on safe medicine and diet plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Firstly, you will need to accurately check your blood sugar levels. Along with FBS (fasting blood sugar), you have to do post-prandial blood sugar after two hours of breakfast or lunch. Also, you should understand...  Read Full »

My husband is diabetic and taking Metformin 500 mg on and off. Could you please look into the blood report and suggest if it is alarming?

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 »

Why has the blood sugar not reduced even after taking medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife aged 52 years have type 2 diabetes according to doctors and is undergoing treatment. Diabetes started a year back and she is taking the following medicines. Janumet 50 mg/1000 mg one tablet in the morning and one at night. Neurobion tablet Vitamin B group (B1, B6, B12) one tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think the dosage is less for complete control of the sugar levels. Let her take one tablet at morning and 1.5 tablets at night and let me know her sugar levels. This new medicine has less dosage in comparison to the one she was taking earlier. Hence it must have le...  Read Full »

Kindly prescribe medications for gaining weight and controlling diabetes in my husband.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband aged 51, is clinically diagnosed to be diabetic. His HbA1c remained at 6.5 during the last two checkups. The last checkup was done three months back. His blood sugar after the food was 178 mg/dL two weeks ago. He has lost weight by 22 pounds in six months. He has become weak...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I would like to know what medicines is he on for diabetes. Follow up would be free, so please answer my questions as it will allow me to help you better. Regarding his blood pressure, 130/90 mmHg is good. So, continue the medicine. 6 to 6....  Read Full »

Why is my sugar level still abnormal after taking medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My fasting sugar is 180 mg/dL and postprandial is 165 mg/dL. I am diabetic and take one tablet Janumet before breakfast and another after dinner. Why is this abnormal? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The blood sugar levels are still raised as your dosage must be insufficient. I would like to advise you to tell me the dosage of tablet Janumet that you are taking along with tablet Gluconorm. According to your fasting and postprandial blood sugar, I would then be ab...  Read Full »

Can 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 »

How to control high blood sugar levels with medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 56 years old. My height is 167 cm and weight is 220 pounds. 11 years ago, I was diagnosed to have diabetes. The maximum score of my sugar was around 280 mg/dL occasionally due to uncontrolled eating even with pills (DPP 4 and Metformin). Sometimes, I have overeating problem. My HbA1c...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, is this your BSL (blood sugar level) in fasting or 2 hours after food? I would firstly like to ask you whether you exercise and follow a strict diet or not. That is the most important aspect when you have diabetes. So, please exercise for at least 30 to 45 minut...  Read Full »

Please give your opinion regarding my diabetes treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 45 years old. I have been suffering from diabetes for the last 10 years. Initially, I was on Metformin 500 mg plus Glimepiride 1 mg twice daily. For the last two years, I am taking Metformin 500 plus Glimepiride 2 mg plus Voglison 0.2 twice a day. But, currently, my sugar level is hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to To actually advise a change in your medications, I would require you to follow up with me with your blood sugar levels again. I hope your doctor has informed you about the side effects of Pioglitazone. I am not comfortable with using it, so I would like to suggest a diff...  Read Full »

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