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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From my reports are there any preventive measures I should take for diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old male. I am a vegetarian. I pursue an active lifestyle. I do not smoke or drink. I am a long distance endurance marathon runner. I also strength train three days a week and run two days a week. I got my sugar test, thyroid profile and vitamin D levels checked yesterday...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Everything is perfect except vitamin D level, which seems to be on the borderline and for which I suggest taking Cholecalciferol granules, once weekly for one or two months. Hope it helps. Regards. For more information consult a general practitioner online -->ht...  Read Full »

Among medicines and insulin, which is best to control sugar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I had diabetes during pregnancy, and it continues after childbirth. Now I have been a diabetic patient for the past three years. My average sugar levels range from 100 mg/dl to 245 mg/dl. My sugar levels are not stable at all, and I consulted my first doctor,...  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 have diabetes. However, your blood sugar is not so uncontrolled that you must take insulin. You can do one thing, do an HbA1c test and then get back to me to put you on better treatm...  Read Full »

My HbA1c levels have reduced. Does it mean my diabetes is gone?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57 year male. Four months ago, the doctor declared that I am diabetic as my HbA1c was 10.7 %. I started with Glimisave M2 (two tablets per day) and Atorec 10 (one tablet at night), later on, I shifted to Glimisave M1 (two tablets per day) and Atorec 10 as usual. I take other su...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have controlled your diabetes quite well. I would suggest that you take tablet Glimisave (Glimepiride) M2 once in the morning and tablet Glimisave M1 once at night. Your diabetes is not gone, but...  Read Full »

Can I have a biological child with my husband if he has azoospermia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive for one and a half years, but we got a huge shock when we did the tests. All my reports were normal, but my husband has azoospermia. We just do not know what to do. He does not smoke or drink and leads a healthy life. Then, why did he get this? Can I conceive natur...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. He is suffering from non-obstructive azoospermia. It can happen to anyone not only those who smoke or drink. There are many other reasons. 50 percent of azoospermic men can have their own child. But, firstly, the cause of azoosperm...  Read Full »

Am I suffering from pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having fever for about a month now. So, I have done a master health checkup and the report shows raised PLBS 184, SGPT 121, LDL 112 and fatty liver. My chest x-ray PA view shows right lower zone soft tissue opacity. Because of the soft tissue opacity fever pack, thyroid profile, bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on these reports, you are suffering from pneumonia. As your PPBS (postprandial blood sugar) is high, you need further evaluation and treatment. I would advise you to get a CT chest done. Also, get a sputum fungal stain and culture done. Check H...  Read Full »

Why does my penis feel numb?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. My height is 190 cm and weight is 85 kg. I do exercise with weights regularly. I have noticed that I have reduced feeling in the skin on my shaft. I cannot feel normal touch, but I can feel the pain if I pinch it with my nails. To best describe it; it feels li...  Read Full »


Dr. Raman Tanwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a localized numbness that we are bothered with. Disease starting from this region without any other associated symptoms is quite rare and without them we may not think of a systemic pathology right away. Have you tried nerve tonics? I suggest back strengthenin...  Read Full »

Are my kidneys damaged if I have high uric acid and albumin levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male with a BMI of 26. During a recent health checkup of blood and urine, the following readings were observed. I have mentioned only the ones who have the higher readings. Protein 1+ detected in dipstick, serum uric acid at 9.2 mg/dL, MPV at 12.5 fL, FBS at 112 mg/...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The main problem is with the serum lipid profile which is HDL (high-density lipoprotein), LDH (lactate dehydrogenase), cholesterol, serum uric acid, urine albumin-creatinine ratio whic...  Read Full »

Can I get more information on diabetes, as I am a young adult with type 2 diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, type 2 diabetes patient. Please give me information about diabetes. Every morning, I do running around 2 to 3 km.  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached details (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which show you are on multiple drugs to control blood glucose and your blood glucose levels seem to be in very good control. However, if levels drop too low that is less than 70 mg or...  Read Full »

My fasting blood sugar level is 132 mg/dL, post-prandial blood sugar is 144 mg/dL, and HbA1c is 13 %. Am I diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor,I took a test and had the following results.Fasting sugar level - 132 mg/dL.Post-prandial sugar level - 144 mg/dL.HbA1c - 13 %. Am I diabetic?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have high blood sugar and HbA1c suggests that you have diabetes. I would advise you to do serum creatinine to know your kidney function and serum cholesterol levels...  Read Full »

My HbA1c is 7.5 %, and I am anemic with a hemoglobin level of 9 gm/dL. Am I at risk of diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diagnosed with HbA1c 7.5 % and have not done PPBS and RBS. My Hb is 9 gm/dL due to premenopause with heavy menstrual bleeding. Previously my Hb was 8 gm/dL. Now improved with an iron tablet. Am I diabetic, or should I go early for medication, or is lifestyle change enough?  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I need further details. Do you have any symptoms? Are any other medical conditions other than low Hb (hemoglobin)? Per the definition of diabetes, HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) of 6.5 % or more is diabetic. Lifestyle modification and proper ...  Read Full »

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