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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 have had diabetes for five years. How to manage my blood sugar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male who has been dealing with diabetes for the past five years. I am looking for guidance on lifestyle modifications to manage diabetes better. Can you provide information on the latest research or developments in diabetes management? Is there a cure for diabetes, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that can be managed by lifestyle modification and weight management. Taking medication to control blood glucose is also very important. Daily exercise for half an hour and a strict diet avoiding oily, fried,...  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 176 lbs. 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 have high PPBS. Am I in the pre-diabetic phase?

Query: Hello doctor, I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. I did not take any medications. I controlled it through diet. I delivered a boy baby. Three days after the delivery, my sugar levels were checked, and they were found to be normal. Yesterday, I checked again and found my fasting blood sug...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Mulchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can take seven to eight weeks for your sugar levels to become normal. Your fasting sugar is normal, but your postprandial is a little high. Do not take only rice in your diet. Try to take a complete food. This will not affect the baby's digestion. I suggest you con...  Read Full »

Advise a diet plan to avoid diabetes during pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. This weekend I had my glucose tolerance test (3 hours) and on which I failed badly. My fasting numbers were 172, 325 and 318. I know they are bad, but my doctor never told me to follow a strict diet of three to five days prior to the test. In my pregnancy, I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from gestational diabetes mellitus without any doubt. As per IADPSG criteria (International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group) and DIPSI criteria (The Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group India) both makes you overt diabetic. These le...  Read Full »

My diabetes is not under control despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I take GP3 before lunch and dinner, Obimate SR 1 gm after lunch and dinner, and Tryglynase 2 before breakfast but my diabetes is not coming under control. I have attached my report.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There are three ways to control diabetes. Diet, exercise, medicines (oral or Insulin). No matter how good your blood sugar reports are, you should definitely follow a strict anti-diabetic diet and do regular daily aerobic exercises like wa...  Read Full »

What is an alternative to Lantus in controlling blood sugar level?

Query: Hello doctor, I have moderate NPDR and I am diabetic for the last 15 years. I am 189 cm tall and weigh 89 kg. I was taking fast acting insulin Humalog 25 and tablet Tragenta Duo 1000 1-0-1 for the past 2 years. After I found NPDR, I shifted to Lantus as the doctor said NPDR can cause sudden variat...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. NPDR (nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy) is one of the common complications of diabetes. We cannot prevent it completely, but we can delay it for years. Our target is to delay the proliferative phase by controlling the blood sugar level. Regarding your medications,...  Read Full »

I am type I diabetic. How can I treat hypoglycemia?

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 kidney ...  Read Full »

I am a 30-year-old female with prediabetes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female suffering from some close to diabetic levels. I usually started to get a full-body check-up after pregnancy. My fasting blood glucose is pointed to 120 mg/dl. Can I reverse my diabetes doctor? My mother-in-law suggested with ketogenic diet as it has been proven t...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ketogenic diet is extreme. I suggest you follow a diabetic diet. Avoid sweets and extra sugar, exercises regularly, and monitor blood sugar weekly. If you cannot control blood sugar levels, then you should start anti-diabetic medications. Thank you,  Read Full »

Can my diabetes be controlled by walk and diet alone?

Query: Hello doctor, I was feeling angry and very consistent in the urine. I decided to check my blood sugar level. I was in fasting regularly. Meanwhile, I was under extreme stress pressure due to my job problems, I consulted with the doctor and checked the blood sugar level, and it was 391 with fasting w...  Read Full »


Dr. Qazi Mujahid Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your test of HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is too high. It is good that you have controlled your sugar with diet and exercise. But you should take some safe medication. But to control your sugar, you need some more lab test. Now you can start a formula of Sitagliptin a...  Read Full »

I seek your advice for my father's blood report. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have enclosed the preventive blood test reports of my father. I seek your advice for the test report.  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he has type 2 diabetes with dyslipidemia and iron deficiency anemia. All these can be managed with lifestyle modifications along with some drugs. I would advise daily brisk walking for 45 minutes...  Read Full »

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