Diabetic Diet

A diet that can prevent diabetic people from the dangerous effects of the disease is called a diabetic diet. This diet is low in sugar and carbohydrates, and high in fibers. Diabetic people are encouraged to eat frequent small meals to prevent blood sugar levels from dropping to dangerous levels.

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Among medicines and insulin, which is best to control sugar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I had diabetes during pregnancy, and it continues after childbirth. Now I have been a diabetic patient for the past three years. My average sugar levels range from 100 mg/dl to 245 mg/dl. My sugar levels are not stable at all, and I consulted my first doctor,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have diabetes. However, your blood sugar is not so uncontrolled that you must take insulin. You can do one thing, do an HbA1c test and then get back to me to put you on better treatm...  Read Full »

I am under medication for diabetes and also following diet and lifestyle modifications. What else could I do to manage it well?

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 icliniq.com. 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 patients's identity), I would suggest you to discuss with your docto...  Read Full »

Do I have prediabetes if my lab results show high glucose and cholesterol levels?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a lot of stress in my life. I have lab test reports that are not normal such as high glucose, cholesterol, low urea nitrogen, etc. I have attached documentation to you to see what I am trying to say. I am currently pregnant, and my due is in the next seven months. May you recommend ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.According to your labs, your fasting sugar is high, but the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test, the predictor of the average sugar over the last three months, is normal. I suggest you start a diabetic diet that limits your sugar intake and have food with a low glycemic index, a...  Read Full »

How effective is Metformin 1000 mg a day in controlling sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my glucose over 600 mg/dL for about a month. I went to the ER and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They put me on Metformin 500 mg twice daily. I have been taking it for almost two weeks, and my fasting glucose levels are not going under 300 mg/dL. I do not have the doctor's a...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Going by your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like you need an increase in the dose of medication. Your doctor may either choose to increase the dose of Metformin or to add another new drug to the exi...  Read Full »

I am pre-diabetic. Can I take malt-based drinks once a day?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic six years ago. I have avoided sugar completely since. I would like to know whether I can take malt-based beverages once a day.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prediabetes means you have impaired blood sugar levels. It can lead to full-blown diabetes over a few years. It is basically a component of metabolic syndrome in which insulin resistance is the central mechanism. So, it is good to avoid sugar. But, apart from tha...  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...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta Dhaniram

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

Am I type 1 or type 2 diabetic? How can I treat my hypoglycemia too?

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor whom I had been visiting discontinued her practice. I found a new doctor with whom I am having problems. The doctor diagnosed me with diabetes 24 years ago when I was 39. I was tried on a couple of different types and dosages of pills, but I cannot remember the names and was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you indeed have type 1 diabetes. Regarding your hypoglycemia, I would suggest that you decrease the dose of NovoLog (insulin aspart injection) by two units in the morning and night. Your kid...  Read Full »

What treatment can be had for fluctuating blood sugars?

Query: Hello doctor, My 47-year-old father's blood sugars are fluctuating. A month ago he was not taking any medication and was not performing any exercise. At that time, his sugars were around 380. Now he is doing some yoga and playing volleyball. Suddenly, his sugars decreased a lot to around 100. Our fa...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have not mentioned if your father is currently taking any medication for blood sugar control. If he is still not taking any medication and has managed to control blood sugar just by diet and exercise, his efforts are really great. Fo...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the dietary changes needed for a person with high sugar levels.

Query: Hello doctor,What care and diet should be given to a diabetic patient with a sugar level of 252 mg/dL? I am attaching the reports.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Type 2 diabetes mellitus involves problems in getting enough glucose into the cells leading to elevated blood sugar levels in the bloodstream and complications suc...  Read Full »

My diabetic brother was admitted to the ICU recently. Kindly give your suggestions on his diagnosis and dietary restrictions.

Query: Hi doctor, My brother was admitted to the ICU and later discharged after three days. I need a second opinion and diagnosis and future dietary restrictions. I have attached the reports for your reference. Please note that he has type 1 diabetes. Kindly give me your suggestions on his reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query regarding your brother who suffered from acute pancreatitis. Also, I read the doctor's notes saying he has type 2 diabetes (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Acute pancreatitis is often caused by gallstones or drinking t...  Read Full »

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