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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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 Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Please give your opinion on my sugar levels.

Query: Hi doctor,My fasting blood sugar is 130 and postprandial is 121. After breakfast, I took a sugar tablet. What is your opinion about my values?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your postprandial blood sugar value is within normal limits that is 1.5 to 2 hours after food. Your morning dose of medicine for diabetes seems to be working perfectly for your body condition. But, your fasting blood sugar level of 130 is slightly high. You might need...  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, PP around 160, and random around 120. 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 fasting sugar levels....  Read Full »


Dr. Wain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when have you been taking this medicine?  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 makes him difficult to breathe and cannot get enough sleep and rest at night. He had stomachache and he used to skip meals, and drink coffee and soft drinks. After a blood test, we found that he has d...  Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

What causes hypoglycemia?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering from diabetes for three years. She is 61 years old and weighs 40 kg. She was on Gemer-1. Early morning around 5 AM, she often complains of excessive sweating and weakness. Sweating stops after taking tea, biscuit or sugar. She has stopped taking medication for...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother is getting hypoglycemic attacks during early morning hours. Hypoglycemic attacks are episodes of low blood sugar values occurring in blood. Due to this she is having excessive sweating and weakness. Taking a sweet item is the correct treatment for such an atta...  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...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 funct...  Read Full »

My FIL's right hand is partially amputated. What are the other options for AV fistula placement?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my father in law aged. He is 58 years old and is diabetic and currently under medication for BP also. He has a history of two major heart attacks. In the last five years, he did not have any major heart issues. Recently due to extensive amount of medications taken f...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhinav Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are three main types of AVF (arteriovenous fistula). The radiocephalic fistula is a forearm fistula created by anastomosing the side of a radial artery to the end of a cephalic vein. It is also referred to as the Brescia-Cimino fistula. The brachiocephalic fistul...  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 icliniq.com. 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 the same dose. But as of Lipitor is concerned I think onl...  Read Full »

Why is my vision opaque after a corneal transplant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having vision problem in my right eye. I had corneal transplant done and no stitches have been removed. My vision is opaque now. Is this possibly a rejection? For the eye, I am using Prednisolone, Timolol, antibiotic eye drops and Muro 128. I am diabetic and also taking medicines fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The outcome of the corneal transplant usually depends on the cause for which it is done. If it is done for optical reasons (vision) then vision is usually good. If it is done for therapeutic reasons (to save the collapse of the eye ball) then the visual out...  Read Full »

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