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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 diabetes be the cause behind my lethargy and heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old lady. Over 10 years, I am diabetic. My fasting sugar is 160 mg/dL and PP 200 mg/dL. I do not have any other complications. I am feeling tired due to insufficient blood. I am having heart palpitations on and off due to insufficient blood. Currently, I am taking Voglin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had a look at your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all congratulations for maintaining your body weight and keeping the blood sugar under control. As I always say if you can control your weight and diet, then you can control ...  Read Full »

I have had diabetes for five years. How to manage my blood sugar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male who has been dealing with diabetes for the past five years. I am looking for guidance on lifestyle modifications to manage diabetes better. Can you provide information on the latest research or developments in diabetes management? Is there a cure for diabetes, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that can be managed by lifestyle modification and weight management. Taking medication to control blood glucose is also very important. Daily exercise for half an hour and a strict diet avoiding oily, fried, su...  Read Full »

I want to know about diabetes. Please guide.

Query: Hi doctor, As a 48-year-old male, I am seeking a comprehensive understanding of the various types of diabetes and their unique characteristics. Could you elucidate the primary factors that contribute to the onset of diabetes? Additionally, what are the recommended strategies for monitoring and contr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern.Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are prevalent forms, with type 1 typically manifesting during childhood, while type 2 is more commonly diagnosed in adulthood. Both hereditary factors and lifestyle choices significantly influence sus...  Read Full »

I am a 60-year-old female with diabetes. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60-year-old female. I am writing to seek guidance and advice regarding managing diabetes. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and I am eager to understand more about the condition and the best ways to manage it effectively. I am looking for guidance on specific dietary changes,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Diabetes is increased blood glucose due to impaired metabolism. Weight reduction can help in keeping blood sugar under control. It increases insulin sensitivity and helps in controlling sugar. Diet modification, like avoiding oily, fried, and...  Read Full »

Kindly provide detailed information about diabetes.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and I am looking to better understand the condition and how to manage it. Could you provide me with information on the different types of diabetes and their causes? What are the key symptoms and potential complicat...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose levels in the body due to insulin resistance or insufficient insulin secretion. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, regula...  Read Full »

Will low carb diets help in managing my blood sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have type 2 diabetes, and I have heard that low-carbohydrate diets can be beneficial for managing blood sugar levels. How does a low-carbohydrate diet affect diabetes, and are there any specific precautions or considerations I should keep in mind when following such a dietary approach ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Carbohydrates are basically sugars, so when you consume a high-carb diet, the sugar in your blood increases. In diabetes, the production of insulin is reduced, or the body's sensitivity to insulin is de...  Read Full »

Can I increase my antidiabetic drug dosages to avoid Insulin injection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic person for the past ten years and also having BP. I took a blood test, and I am sending my test reports. I am taking the following medicines as prescribed by the doctor. The medicines are tablet Glyciphage 500 mg 1--0--0, tablet Aquazide 25 - 1--0--0, tablet Rosys-FT 10...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Also, start Lantus insulin 8 units in the night after dinner along with the medicines mentioned above. Blood sugar is on the higher side, and you need to control your weight and take a strict diet. Avoid oily, fried, and outside food. Do daily walk for 30 minutes. Repor...  Read Full »

Why is my fasting sugar level increased even after taking medications for it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. My fasting sugar level is 135 mg/dL, and postmeal, it is 130 mg/dl. My BMI is 18. I am taking tablets Metformin 500 mg, and Glimepiride 0.5 mg twice daily. I want to know if this increase in fasting blood sugar is due to Somogyi effects, the dawn phenomenon, or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The higher blood sugar level in the morning can be due to low insulin in the body, eating less, or skipping meals at night, which may lead to rebound high blood sugar. So, as blood sugar is not very high, insulin is not required. But, with bet...  Read Full »

How to manage leg injury in a diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed to be diabetic. I am on Glycine-SR 500. One week back, I got a small injury in my right leg. Now, some pus is coming from that injury. Last week, my fasting and postprandial blood sugar were 139 and 228 mg/dL respectively. Please let me know the treatment that I n...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pus from a wound means infection. So, you need to visit your nearby hospital immediately and get it dressed. Also, start the antibiotics prescribed by them. Healing is hampered in diabetes so it needs immediate attention. Your blood sugar levels are high. I suggest c...  Read Full »

Is diabetes medicine needed if HbA1c is 7.5?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52 year old female. One year before I went to a diabetologist and took glucose tolerance test. Here is the result, fasting - 128 mg/dL, 1 hour - 340 mg/dL, 2 hour - 196 mg/dL. Doctor prescribed medicine for a month but after that I did not take any medication. Now I would lik...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have mentioned that took medicine for a month, still your HbA1c - glycated hemoglobin is 7.5 (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is little high. The target of HbA1c should be less than 7. So, I would suggest you to continue with tablet Glyciphag...  Read Full »

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