Diabetes

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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Why am I feeling hungry immediately after eating?

Query: Hi doctor, I got COVID-19 three months back and currently, I have an awkward hunger feeling even after taking meals. I have tired eyes, headaches, and weakness. I checked my sugar level. Kindly go through my attached reports. Even today, I checked my fasting level at home and it was 110 mg/dL. But ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good day. Thanks for your query. You do not have diabetes right now but your fasting sugar are higher than normal and we call it impaired fasting sugar which is borderline diabetes. You do not need to take any medication but you need to have some lifestyle modifications...  Read Full »

Why does my diabetic mother have a numb feeling in her lower limbs?

Query: Hello doctor, However, my mother is a known diabetic, defaulted in her medication, leading FBS (fasting blood sugar) level of 17 mg/dl and causing severe weight loss and cataract. She was placed on Insulin Aspart (Novomix), which she took for two months. However, after every insulin injection, she...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned 17 mg. Maybe you are confused and should be 17 mmol, I think. Maybe pain is due to the nerve, which may hit accidentally during injection, especially as your saying it is radiating pain. It may be sharp and like an electric current. If so, she can take ...  Read Full »

What causes the blood sugar to go up randomly during the day?

Query: Hi doctor, I have diabetes for 20 years. My recent Hba1c value is 6.4 percent. For few days, I have high fasting sugar readings around 140 to 180 mg/dL. I do not have any changes in my diet. Within an hour or two, it gets increased without doing anything. Before going to bed, I have a sugar level o...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sugar level is good with Hba1c (hemoglobinA1C) of 6.4 percent. Blood sugar goes up and down not only with meals but there are many others factors associated with it. It is often associated with other hormonal levels in the body. If you are stressed mentally or ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a plan to help bring my sugar levels to the normal range.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I have been diagnosed with diabetes for the past four years. I take the following medicines every day: 1. Diamicron 60 mg before breakfast. 2. Gluconorm 500 mg after lunch. 3. Gluconorm 500 mg after dinner. Due to the current COVID situation, I am unable to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You have very uncontrolled diabetes. Your lipids are also very high. That means you are not controlling your sugar. Treating diabetes is not just bring sugar numbers down but avoiding complications that are associated with diabetes. It can a...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for loose stools, and right-sided headache in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has a fever, muscle pain, and diarrhea. He took Kankunis tea to help him with his bowel movement. However, yesterday, he experienced muscle pain and fever after having bowel movement five times. He took Alaxan once for the muscle pain and took two Diatabs for diarrhea. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does he have any chronic illness like diabetes, or high blood pressure? Is he taking any long term medications previously? His blood pressure is right now on higher side. Is he having blood pressure problems? Does he have any flu or runny nose? Any one in family has Cor...  Read Full »

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