Hba1c

HbA1c or otherwise called hemoglobin A1c test or glycated hemoglobin test is a test to determine your average blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months. This test detects the amount of glucose bound hemoglobin in your blood. The normal range of HbA1c is 4 to 5.6 %.

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Kindly give your opinion regarding my CBC report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I would like to get your opinion on my CBC report. Shall I attach my report?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do attach the report of the CBC (complete blood count). I will be able to comment further once I see it. Revert with the report to a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist  Read Full »

What causes a sudden increase in HbA1c?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 91-year-old male diagnosed with diabetes since 1987, and I am currently on medications, Lantus insulin (Insulin glargine) 14 units OD morning, Repaglinide (Prandin) 1 mg BD before breakfast and lunch, Metformin 850 mg BD, after BF and lunch, Thyroxine 50 mcg, Losartan 50 mg, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It appears that your hemoglobin A1c is high. It would not be advisable to reduce your HbA1c too much for your age, and the tight control of the blood sugar can be risky and can cause hypoglycemia. I suggest that you can increase only the insulin Lantus (Insulin glargine)...  Read Full »

What causes the blood sugar to go up randomly during the day?

Query: Hi doctor, I have diabetes for 20 years. My recent Hba1c value is 6.4 percent. For few days, I have high fasting sugar readings around 140 to 180 mg/dL. I do not have any changes in my diet. Within an hour or two, it gets increased without doing anything. Before going to bed, I have a sugar level o...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sugar level is good with Hba1c (hemoglobinA1C) of 6.4 percent. Blood sugar goes up and down not only with meals but there are many others factors associated with it. It is often associated with other hormonal levels in the body. If you are stressed mentally or ...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe toe burning after getting diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe and continuous toe burning for the last two years. It spread up to the middle of the feet. After 30 to 45 minutes of walking the burning becomes more intolerable. I wake up in the night due to disturbed sleep. My age is 69 years, and weight is 83 kg. I am diabet...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. It seems that you have been suffering from diabetic neuropathy. However, I would like to exclude vitamin B12 deficiency as well as high uric acid before stating this. So, I would like you to get the following investigations. Serum vitamin B12 ass...  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 »

Why does enlarged prostate cause frequent urination at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 66 years old male. I am a vegetarian, non-diabetic, but I lost 8 kilograms in the past 12 months from 81 to 73 kg, apparently for no reason. My diet and lifestyle are the same for the last five years. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. In your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), important findings are elevated absolute lymphocyte count, slight elevated HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c), increase in LDL (low-density lipoprotein), ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medications for having a proper erection at 65 years of age.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 65 years old. I am a diabetic as well as take hypertensive. I am taking medicines for the same and both are under control. I want to improve my sexual performance and need medication for adequate erection.  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are 65 and are a known diabetic and hypertensive. Poorly controlled blood pressure and sugar levels are the two most common causes of erectile dysfunction. Even if you are on medicines and your sugar levels are controlled, even then I...  Read Full »

I am facing erectile dysfunction for a year. How to get treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. My height is 182 cm and weight is 90 kg. I do not have the habit of smoking, but I drink. Please go through my blood reports. I have been facing erectile dysfunction for the last one year. I have tried Megalis (Tadalafil) and Manforce (Sildenafil citrate). When...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your testosterone level of 132 ng/dL is suggestive of hypogonadism (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your HbA1c (glycosylated hemoglobin) of 6.2% is suggestive of prediabetes. Have you had diabetes ever? Have you taken any medications for diabetes? Diabet...  Read Full »

After taking Insulin injections, my blood sugar is under control. Can I take medicines now?

Query: Hi doctor, I have diabetes for the past 20 years and my sugar levels are under control. I am taking tablets for it. Before two years, it got raised one day and the doctor advised me to take insulin injections three times a day. Two days back, I checked my sugar levels and the fasting blood sugar wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In most cases, after taking insulin, the sugar levels get controlled. Then we revert back to anti-diabetic tablets. But you need to check your sugar levels for at least three days. If they are under control, you can start to take tablets. I su...  Read Full »

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