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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Can you please advise me about my diabetes status?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my first operation for the removal of uterus about 13 years back, and six years later, one ovary was removed. I am suffering from a cervical problem since 20 years, high BP since 10 years and diabetes since nine months. I am taking the following medicines: Pregabalin cap 75 mg per d...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach your reports to the query, so that I can guide you accordingly. Revert with more information to a diabetologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist  Read Full »

I am 28 years old, and I fear I might acquire diabetes from my parents. What can I do to prevent diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, My parents are diabetics, and I fear that I might get it too. I am 28 years old and take utmost care to prevent it. Please suggest ways to prevent diabetes. What tests should I undergo for diabetes, and how frequently should I do them?  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Diabetes is a familial disorder, but fortunately, it is preventable. Since both your parents have it, you must take all the precautions. I suggest you do walking, jogging, strength building exercise every day. One can do strength-buildi...  Read Full »

Can diabetes be the cause behind my lethargy and heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old lady. Over 10 years, I am diabetic. My fasting sugar is 160 and PP 200. I do not have any other complications. I am feeling tired due to insufficient blood. I am having heart palpitations on and off due to insufficient blood. Currently, I am taking Voglinorm 0.3, Jal...  Read Full »


Dr. Gupta Ankush Dhaniram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a look at your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all congratulations for maintaining your body weight and keeping the blood sugar under control. As I always say if you can control your weight and diet, then you can control y...  Read Full »

My fasting and post-prandial blood sugar levels are high. Please suggest some measures to control them.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 50-year-old male taking the tablet Diapride M1 twice daily after breakfast and dinner. My fasting blood glucose levels are 150 mg per dL, and post prandial blood glucose levels are 200 to 210 mg per dL. Kindly help me set up a regime to achieve proper control. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Before I suggest something, I would like to know how long you have been taking these medications and your sugar level before starting them. How are your diet and lifestyle? Do you have any other medical conditions? If yes, are you taking any medicines for the same? I would also like to know y...  Read Full »

What can be done to control the sugar levels of my 2-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 year old daughter was diagnosed diabetic and I am giving four units of Lantus and two boluses Novo rapid for each meal three times. But still, her sugar levels are not in control. We give her low-carb and proper diet. What should we do now as none of the doctors we consulted are a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. From what you have mentioned, it appears that your daughter has insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and you are concerned about her high blood sugar. I would request that you record for three days her fasting blood sugar (FBS), two hours post m...  Read Full »

Is increased fasting glucose level a threat to the lifespan?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, and I checked my blood sugar levels yesterday. My fasting blood glucose is 267 mg/dL, HbA1C is 8.8 %, and microalbumin is 24. Is it very critical? I am worried about my lifespan. Is it highly dangerous to the kidney and heart? Can I marry? Please help me. Thank...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and your test results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I must say that you have diabetes and that you should be started on treatment as soon as possible. I suggest you start tablet Glycinorm M 30 (combination of Gliclazide a...  Read Full »

What can cause my serum B12 levels to be so high?

Query: Hello doctor, I am hypertensive and asthmatic. I got my routine blood tests done. I found that my serum B12 is 1103. Is it ok? Currently, I am taking Telma AM, Supradyn, and Foracort 40 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query. You have raised B12 levels, which can be due to the Supradyn tablet (which is vitamin B12). So I would suggest stopping vitamin B12.  Read Full »

Can diarrhea be related to low blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 2 diabetic, and today I had a low blood sugar episode. I woke up from a nap and my blood sugar had dropped to 80. My fasting blood sugar is usually around 110. After I ate something and started feeling better, I had bad diarrhea. Is it somehow linked to my low blood sugar? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern about sugar levels. As you mentioned that you were diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, could you specify for how long you have been having it? Please get your diabetes medications rechecked if you have not done so rec...  Read Full »

My son has had a dry cough for the last three weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 8 years old. He has dry cough from last three weeks. The doctor prescribed him one week of Erythromycin, followed by one week of Azithromycin. But he still has no relief. The cough increases in the early morning at about 3 AM. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is no fever or nasal discharge, then he might be asthmatic. In which case, he will need a bronchodilator and inhaled anti-inflammatory agents.The type of medicine depends on the frequency and severity of the cough, as well as episodes of night cough. His weigh...  Read Full »

How to treat a pimple that turned into a large sore?

Query: Hello doctor, I had what I thought was a pimple on my inner thigh. I tried to pop it, but it just got swollen and red. It has now been three to four days and it has turned into a large open sore. It is about 3/8 inches wide and only hurts when it rubs against clothing. I am attaching a picture of ...  Read Full »


Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image. Your concern is a healing furuncle. You require a course of oral antibiotics. I suggest you start using T-Bact ointment (Mupirocin topical) twice daily along with Paracetamol tablets for reducing the pain until you consult a physician. Fo...  Read Full »

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