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Diabetic Care

Apart from medications, people with diabetes need to take care of many other entities to keep their blood sugar under control and prevent further complications. Eating the right amount of healthy food, regularly exercising or some form of physical activity, avoiding alcohol and tobacco use, and checking the blood parameters (HbA1c, FBS, PPBS, lipid profile) regularly are measures to regulate and control the blood sugar levels. Proper oral hygiene methods are necessary for a healthy periodontium. Regularly check for any blisters or sores on the foot and any problem with the eyes if present must seek medical help. Taking the medications regularly and leading a stress-free life are some of the ways to prevent complications. Regular follow-up with a diabetologist is recommended.

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My father has diabetes and needs to lose weight. Please assist.

Query: Hello doctor, My father has diabetes, and the doctor said he loses the fat of the body through urine. Like no muscle inside the body. He takes electro homeopathy NaCl drip two to three times a week. Please suggest some thing how to be better?  Read Full »

Dr. Bilal Munawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Patients with diabetes mellitus can develop contractures of digits and limbs as a result of soft tissue thickening in these areas. This can lead to wasting of the muscle from disuse. This is referred to as atrophy. You did not mention your father's age, and if he is ...  Read Full »

Kindly advise if blood glucose monitoring systems are reliable.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from type 1 diabetes. She has difficulty maintaining an average blood glucose level. I found about the glucose monitoring system when I checked an internet source. What do you think about this product? Will it provide accurate results? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The system is suitable for monitoring blood glucose continuously and is likely to provide reasonably accurate results. Thank you.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest to me how to reverse my diabetes.

Query: Hello doctor, I am sharing my reports with you. I have incorporated diet and lifestyle modifications and have already reduced carbohydrate intake. I am taking more vegetables and selected fruits and some non-vegetables, especially on chicken and fish. Kindly advise me on my fasting insulin results. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diabetes is reversible in many people, and many people also achieve even complete reversible results. If your fasting postprandial blood sugars are well controlled (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I would suggest you to discuss with your doctor...  Read Full »

I need to show the patient's report, who is a broad-line diabetic. What problems can the patient have post-marriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to show the patient's report, who is a broad-line diabetic. I need advice on whether I can marry this guy or if his diabetes is severe. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. His sugar is mostly well controlled. You did not provide any more details about his diabetes. How long he has it? What he is using for it? Which type he has? Diabetes is a lifelong issue that can affect the kidneys, brain, and heart. But if it...  Read Full »

Why does the sugar level get high in the evening?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is checking his blood sugar level regularly. He has a blood sugar of 110 to 120 mg/dL in the morning and 240 to 260 mg/dL in the evening. It was checked after two to two and half an hour after taking food during lunch. He is taking Tendia M forte one tablet once a day at night,...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please mention whether this value is coming repeatedly or it is a one time reading. Your father's post prandial blood sugar is not under control. Fasting sugar appears good. Your father is taking maximum medications for diabetes. Please mentio...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic patient presenting with clear fluid on the tip of big toes on both legs. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a diabetic patient. I have a clear fluid on the tip of my big toes on both legs. I do not know what to do. I have controlled my sugar levels.   Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It presents with a lot of inflammation and redness. Do not attempt to burst them at home. I do not know your diabetic history and the medications that are taken. It can occur due to walking on bare feet or ill-fitting or tight footwear or it c...  Read Full »

How to manage high blood sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Glycinorm M60 OD one tablet twice daily, as advised, but my fasting sugar levels are around 140 mg/dL, PP around 160 mg/dL, and random around 120 mg/dL. My recent HbA1c is 7.2 % as compared to earlier 6.5 %. I regularly exercise for one hour daily, and I am concerned about my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Wain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since when have you been taking this medicine?  Read Full »

Can I take medicine for diabetes while on fasting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female. I have hypertension for four years, and I take Co-Diovan 80/12.5. In the past days, I performed blood sugar tests on Accu-check device and got the following results respectively in four days after eight to ten fasting hours: 283, 364, 420, 483. After the lock-do...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have diabetes mellitus and your weight is high as well. If you do not have symptoms you can go for fasting. You need to do HBA1c (glycated hemoglobin) which will show your average sugar over two to three months previously. Check your eyes for retinopathy. Kidney fun...  Read Full »

Will diabetes cause difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, This is for my dad, and we found out that he has diabetes. He became very worried which made him difficult to breathe, and cannot get enough sleep and rest at night. He had a stomachache and he used to skip meals, and drink coffee and soft drinks. After a blood test, we found that he has ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Perhaps your father has misperceptions about the disease and that is causing his anxieties and worries. It is unfortunate he developed but it does not mean it is the end for him. As long as he takes his medications, does his routine laboratory workups and checks with h...  Read Full »

For how long should I continue the medicine for diabetes and cholesterol?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently got married and moved abroad. When I was in India last time, we got the medical tests done and diagnosed with diabetes HbA1c of 10.2 and fasting blood sugar as 235. Doctor gave me Cetapin XR 1000 mg and asked me to use it for three months and get the medical test done. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) has improved really well. I am happy about that. As advised by the doctor continue taking Cetapin (Metformin) the same dose. But as of Lipitor is concerned ...  Read Full »

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