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High Blood Sugar Level

High blood sugar level in the blood is called hyperglycemia, and it is a sign of diabetes. The normal blood sugar level ranges from 80 to 120 mg/dL. A blood sugar level of more than 200 mg/dL is referred to as a hyperglycemic condition. Increased thirst, frequent urination, tiredness, and headaches are some symptoms seen.

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Do I need Metformin to manage my rising blood glucose levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high triglyceridemia three years ago. My current HbA1C is 6.5 percent and triglyceride is 212 mg/dL without any medicine. I work out daily, walk 3.1 mile, and maintain my diet also. But sometimes my fasting glucose is 125 mg/dL and my PP is abou...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your blood sugar level is not too high right now, and I have not seen your previous reports when you were diagnosed as having diabetes. Assuming your blood sugar levels were higher earlier, first of all, let me congr...  Read Full »

Glucose is raised even under medicines and diet. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I have been under diabetic medications for the last ten years. My normal fasting sugar level using a personal glucometer is 110 mg/dL, and post lunch is 180 mg/dL. I have had these readings constant for the last three years. I take Glimepiride 2 mg with Metformin 500 mg before lunch an...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and can understand your concern. Your HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) and blood sugar levels are slightly high. So I suggest you increase your Metformin dosage to 1 gm after lunch and 1 gm after dinner for ten days and monitor your sugar levels again. Howev...  Read Full »

My blood sugar has been high for 15 days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My fasting blood sugar has been at 145 to 155 mg/dL, and postprandial blood sugar has been at 200 to 205 mg/dL for the last 15 days; when measured from a glucometer. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Both fasting and postprandial glucose levels show that you have diabetes. Please check HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c); that will give a better idea. If you are not on treatment, then it is high time that appropriate treatment is started right away. Idea...  Read Full »

My uncle is diabetic and has H3N2. Will it affect healing?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle is 58 years old and is suffering from an H3N2 infection. He is under the doctor’s observation as his infection remains severe even after giving appropriate medications. His blood sugar level remains high and we want to know a second opinion on whether high blood sugar wil...  Read Full »

Dr. Gangavati Geeta Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for choosing Yes, definitely, high blood sugar reduces the chances of recovery. If he has high blood sugars it is very important to bring them under control at least till he makes a recovery from his present illness. If he is on oral anti-diabe...  Read Full »

What complications can occur if I continued to have high blood sugar levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am male, 73 years old, height 5' 8" and weight 264 pounds. Has diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, gout, slight renal failure, had a heart attack almost 10 years ago and underwent a procedure of having two stents in his heart. Cholesterol. Takes medication for his illnesses. His blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Such high sugars may cause acute complications like dehydration, diabetic hyperosmolar state or diabetic ketoacidosis, which may be life-threatening. He should drink plenty of water to reduce the risk of dehydration. Also, in long-term, it can lead to heart disease, ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my HbA1c is 8.9. Will it cause any harm to the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female. I am 45 days pregnant, and my HbA1c is 8.9. Will it cause any problem to the baby? I am taking medicine, and my sugar is under control now.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, HbA1c is high. It indicates sugar levels in the last three months. Diabetes during pregnancy will cause a small risk of congenital malformations, but it could be detected on the fetal scan at 16 to 18 weeks of gestation. Since it is detected early, now make sure ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing frequent urination, high sugar level, high blood pressure and heart rate. Why is it so?

Query: Hi doctor,I am not diabetic but I am experiencing frequent urination and high sugar level for a few months. I eat all the time and my blood pressure and heart rate are also high. I tried to increase my daily activities but I feel sleepy. I am taking the tablet Ramipril. The other day my sugar level ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. All your problems including frequent urination are due to high blood sugar levels, that is diabetes. Kindly share all your reports with me so that I can guide you in detail. As of now, what you can d...  Read Full »

How to lower high blood sugar levels in a hypertensive patient?

Query: Hello doctor, As of today, my mother's fasting blood sugar levels had come up 123.2 mg/dl, and HbA1c is 6.5%. Average blood glucose is 140 mg/dl. In the blood test taken before three months, her fasting blood sugar was at 118 mg/dl, whereas HbA1c was 6.1%. She did not take any medicines but was unde...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had a look at the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her blood sugar levels are on the higher side (fasting, average levels). And her HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is exactly at 6.5 %, which is the cut-off point for diagnosing diabetes. I could ...  Read Full »

Can high cholesterol cause high blood sugar?

Query: Hello doctor, I found in my test report with high mentioned below. Bilirubin total 1.4 H mg/dl Triglycerides 251 H mg/dl 0.0-150.0 LDL cholesterol 108 H mg/dl < 100 VLDL cholesterol 50.2 H mg/dl < 40 Cholesterol /HDL ratio 5.28 H - 0.0-5.0 Fasting blood sugar (Hexokinase) 126 H mg/dl 70.0-100...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Abnormal reports are one is lipid profile, you are having hyperlipidemia and secondly, blood sugars which are just in a diabetic range. Bold figures are not necessarily abnormal and slight variation is acceptable. Get one ECG (electrocardiography) done as well. You ...  Read Full »

Even after treatment, why is my fungal infection not getting resolved?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fungal infection in my groin area and even after taking the medication the problem was persistent. The doctor has advised checking diabetes and thyroid. I would like to have a master health checkup including the tests the doctor has suggested. What all should I consider? I am 2...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to While a master health checkup is advisable but not essential at your age, it's important to consider Fungal infections in the groin area that aren't responding to treatment. To rule out an immunosuppressive state, start by discontinuing any immunosuppressive drugs if you...  Read Full »

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