Fasting Blood Sugar Level

The test used to check the blood sugar level after eight hours of fasting is called fasting blood sugar level. A fasting blood level between 70 to 100 mg/dL is considered normal, and levels between 100 to 125 mg/dL is considered as prediabetes. If two consecutive tests show levels higher than 125 mg/dL, then you have diabetes.

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Why is my diabetes not improving even after taking medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 64-year-old diabetic patient. I have diabetes for the last 12 years, and presently my FBS level is between 115 to 130 mg/dL. My last HbA1c was 7.1%. Currently, I am taking regular medicines named Glizid-MV one tablet before breakfast and Gliptin 20 mg before dinner. I am also taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. If I am not wrong, the FBS (fasting blood sugar) is worrying you. Considering your age, I would say the sugars are optimally controlled on the medications you are currently on. I would not suggest a change in medications at this time. Your Hb...  Read Full »

Was my fasting blood sugar high due to my food habits?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 48 years old and I am not diabetic till now. Before three months, my blood pressure showed a high value than usual and my doctor changed my medicines. Previously, I was taking Omnitan-H 20 mg and Amlopin-M 20 mg for some time. After changing my medicines, I was taking Olmetrack 40 mg ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The value of your fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dL falls into the diabetic range. Eating sugarcane or garlic or fenugreek does not affect your blood sugar level. Clonafit beta (Clonazepam and Propranolol) can cause diabetes. I suggest you stop taking Clonafit. You n...  Read Full »

My father's blood test showed increased sugar level and liver parameters. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My father is diabetic and he is taking Glycomet 500 mg daily. Before 20 days, he took a blood test. It showed increased sugar levels with liver parameters. The doctor advised him to take medicines twice daily. He repeated his blood sugar levels and LFT before three days. He did not have an...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. His sugar levels are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing to be worried as his average sugar level is normal for the past three months. Having an HbA1c (hemoglobinA1c) of 7.2 is fine for his age of 83. There is nothing to be worrie...  Read Full »

Please suggest steps to control blood sugar with medicines.

Query: Hi doctor,I am diabetic since 9 years. I am taking Glisen-PM1 and Vogo 0.2 before and after meal respectively. My fasting remains below 100 and PP is more than 200. Please advise. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In such case, I would like to know whether you take Glisen-PM 1 (Combination of Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone) before you got your postprandial value done. If no, then get your repeat fasting and postprandial test done in which you would also consume your mor...  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

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

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 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 Agrawal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 »

Please suggest the Metformin dosage.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 33 and weight is 80 kg. My glycosylated fasting sugar 106 and postprandial is 115. Will Metformin help me to lose weight? Which medicine is better, either Metformin or Metformin extended release? How much dosage should I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your sugar reports, it is confirmed that you are not diabetic. But, you are prone to get diabetes as fasting sugar is impaired and normally it should be less than 100. So, I would recommend you lifestyle modification like exercise for at least 30 minutes per day fo...  Read Full »

Why is my fasting blood sugar level more than PP?

Query: my fasting sugar is 94 and pp sugar 70 ... please tell me the remedy  Read Full »


Dr. Pratap Vgm

Diabetologist

Answer: Dear madam Welcome to Icliniq According to your query, your fasting sugars are more when compared to post prandial sugars.. Usually fasting sugars are regulated by basal insulin, which regulates hepatic glucose output. Hepatic glucose output means our liver constantly releases glucose into...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent high FBS even after medication?

Query: Hello doctor, My FBS used to be around 100-115 while on Metformin 500 mg twice daily (diabetic and PCOS). Recently I have been tired, and feeling hot in the nights, getting night sweats. My FBS was between 150-165 and I visited my doctor and some tests confirmed and he diagnosed me with NASH and pu...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to wait at least two weeks to know whether the drug is working or not. Do regular exercise and yoga. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. Avoid irregular meals, please check whether you are suffering from hypothyroidism or metab...  Read Full »

What is the reason for low fasting blood glucose in an older adult with diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my 71-year-old grandmother. She is facing some issues in fasting sugar and glucose levels for three to four days. Other conditions are blood pressure, thyroid and minor arthritis issues. Since four days she is having low levels of fasting sugar. Before having a me...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She needs to decrease her Basalog to 6 units and check her blood sugar fasting if it is between 90-120 it is fine. But if it is still less than 90 the next day decrease another 2 units and give 4 units then. If fasting blood sugar increase over 130 then you can increase...  Read Full »

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