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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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-veg, especially on chicken and fish. Kindly advise me on my fasting insulin results. I am und...  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 recommend you to discuss with your doctor ...  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 »

What are the multifaceted approaches for managing blood glucose levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male and I am diabetic for the past 11 years. I am working as an official in the coal mining industry. My glucose level is 180 mg/dL in fasting, and postprandial varies typically between 190 to 250 mg/dL. I usually take tablet Ajaduo 10 mg/5 mg daily in the morning, ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. As recommended by ADA (American diabetes association), in an otherwise healthy diabetic patient, the target blood sugars are 80 to 130 mg/dL in FBS (fasting blood sugar. It should be less than 180 mg/dL for PLBS (post-prandial blood s...  Read Full »

How to manage diabetes apart from medications?

Query: Hi doctor, What should be included in the diet of a diabetic patient? Is it normal to feel hungry frequently for a diabetic person who is on medication? Please suggest some ways to tackle increased hunger. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once your blood sugar levels are under control and you take proper foods, your hunger will subside. Hunger and thirst will be increased when your sugar levels are more. As you know, for diabetic patients, carbohydrates, fat, and oil are to be restricted. Please try to a...  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:- 1) Tablet Glyciphage 500 mg 1--0--0. 2) Tablet Aquazide 25 - 1--0--0. 3...  Read Full »


Dr. Gupta Ankush Dhaniram

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

Please give your opinion regarding my diabetes treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 45 years old. I have been suffering from diabetes for the last 10 years. Initially, I was on Metformin 500 mg plus Glimepiride 1 mg twice daily. For the last two years, I am taking Metformin 500 plus Glimepiride 2 mg plus Voglison 0.2 twice a day. But, currently, my sugar level is h...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To actually advise a change in your medications, I would require you to follow up with me with your blood sugar levels again. I hope your doctor has informed you about the side effects of Pioglitazone. I am not comfortable with using it, so I would like to suggest a diffe...  Read Full »

How can we manage diabetes with proper drug and diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diabetic for past four years. I am taking Tablet Glynase MF for diabetes. My FBS is 200 mg/dL, PPBS is 300 mg/dL and Hba1c is 8 %. Kindly provide proper drug and diet for managing blood sugar.  Read Full »


Dr. Surbhi Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Follow the diabetic diet and exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea (sugarless), Breakfast: Nonfried preparations or whole wheat bread or vegetable poha, upma, idli sambhar. Mid-Mo...  Read Full »

Can Insulin dosage be increased to control blood sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is a 46-year-old female of 5.4 feet and weight of 80 kg. She has diabetes for around four to five years and hypertension (after medicine 130/80), hyperthyroid (after 150 Eltroxin well controlled) for a similar period. She had a hysterectomy done around four years back. She is on...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I would initially like to know her TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels since my target is to maintain TSH to around 1.0. Further, your wife's Insulin is resistant, whereby her dose of Insulin is likely to go up with time. Insulin dose and ag...  Read Full »

I am diabetic from last six years and under medications. Please suggest medicine for better control.

Query: Hello doctor,I am diabetic from last six years and taking Pioplus 2, K-vog once in a day. My Hba1C rest is on 8.9, and random sugar is 236. Please suggest me medicine for better control.  Read Full »


Dr. Shazli Naseer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need some more information such as your age, weight, kidney function, fasting blood sugar, and post-meal blood sugar or bedtime blood sugar to answer your question. At least done three days per week. And I need a two-week log. That will help me choose the best medi...  Read Full »

For 7.5 HbA1c level, should Gemer 1 tablet be continued?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, my HbA1C was 7.5. I was advised to take Gemer 1 tablet before breakfast for 30 days. My LDL cholesterol is 119 mg/dL, HDL is 40mg/dL and triglycerides 161 mg/dL. My age is 49. Should I continue Gemer 1 along with other medicines? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Talal Hussain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The HbA1C level of above 7 is a confirmatory diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. So, now you are a diabetic and should receive full diabetic management ranging from diet modification, exercise and medication. As far as tablet Gemer 1 mg (Glimepiride) is concerned, I suggest ...  Read Full »

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