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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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I am 33-year-old with diabetes but not on medications. Can you suggest a diet plan and medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, my weight is 147 lbs, and my height is 5.7 feet. I had diabetes since last year. In the morning, my FBS is 140 mg/dL, and after eating three to four chapati it reaches 250 mg/dL. I am not on any medications. Kindly advise me on safe medicine and diet plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Firstly, you will need to accurately check your blood sugar levels. Along with FBS (fasting blood sugar), you have to do post-prandial blood sugar after two hours of breakfast or lunch. Also, you should understand...  Read Full »

I am 24 years old. Is Ayurvedic weight gainer powder helpful for weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old and I want to gain weight. What would you suggest? Is an Ayurvedic weight gainer powder a suitable option for me to consider?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I recommend refraining from using any medicines or supplements for now. Have you undergone any tests? I suggest getting FBS (fasting blood sugar) and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) tests done. Thank you.   Read Full »

Could my symptoms like increased hunger, excessive saliva, and dizziness, be related to GERD?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 12-year-old girl, I weigh about 103 pounds, and my height ranges from 61.2 to 63.6 inches. One day, not too long ago, I was sleeping, and I had not engaged in any significant activities that day, except lounging around the house and going to the mall in the car, among other thing...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to understand your concern, and it does seem like GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) could be a possibility. However, to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other potential issues, it is important to conduct further investigations. We should start with a complete bloo...  Read Full »

I am 28 years old, and I take Glycomet-GP twice daily for diabetes. How can I reduce my blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I take Glycomet-GP 1 twice a day since I have diabetes. I am 28 years old. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed the laboratory results you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I noticed that your blood sugar levels are high. According to my opinion taking Glycomet-GP 1 (Glimepiride and Metfo...  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 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 »

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

Query: Hello doctor, My son is eight 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 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 we...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the routine health checkup report of my mother and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am seeking your medical opinion on the routine health checkup done for my mother. She is 76 years old. There is no major health issue like sugar or heart problem. She is mildly hypertensive and is on medication for the last 15 years. Here, I have attached her routine checkup report for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only thing of concern here is raised fasting blood sugar 140. You need to perform an oral GTT (oral glucose tolerance test ) to confirm this. As she is aged above 70, kind...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having high fasting blood glucose level?

Query: Hello doctor, My MPV has been high with a range of 12.1 to 13.9 and my platelets have ranged from 128 to 173 for the past four years. The most recent is MPV of 13.9 and platelets of 157. I also had a high fasting blood glucose this time of 109. This is the first time that I have had a fasting glucos...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I must compliment you for the excellent spreadsheet of your laboratory results. Regarding your CBC, we look at all three lines, Hb, WBC, and platelet count. A little variation from individual to individual basis and with age is common. I can see that you are pretty you...  Read Full »

What could have caused itchiness and burning sensation in clitoris?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old taking Noriday mini pill for last seven years. It was prescribed to help with heavy menstrual flow. It makes my cycles slightly irregular at 42 to 43 days. I have not been sexually active for over five years. A few weeks ago I felt a sharp stinging pain in my clitoris...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Itching on clitoris can be due to fungal infections. Do you have any white vaginal discharge which is itching and foul smelling? Do you have burning sensation or pain while passing urine? Clitoral pain could be due to trauma. If you have rubbed it hard while washing it ...  Read Full »

My 45-year-old mom is diabetic, and despite taking medications her blood sugar levels are not normal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 45 years old and she is having diabetes for the last three years. She is trying to keep her blood glucose at a normal level, by walking for 15 minutes every day. Currently, she is taking tablet Metformin 500 mg in the morning and at night after food. Sometimes she also takes...  Read Full »

Dr. Gangavati Geeta Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the description you have given, it seems her current medication is not sufficient to control her blood sugar levels and hence you need to add another anti-diabetic medication for the same. I would suggest you add an additional medicati...  Read Full »

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