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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Can I take medicine for a few days to normalize the sugar level with exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fasting blood sugar of 133 mg/dL and postprandial blood sugar of 175 mg/dL. Can I take medicine for a few days to normalize the sugar level with exercise? When I take food in small amounts, my sugar level does not increase and if I take sugar candy or a high carb food, then my s...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have diabetes and so you have a fasting blood sugar level of more than 126 mg/dL. Just taking medicines for a few days will not solve the issue. Diabetes is defined as the condition presenting with high blood sugar levels in the blood. The fasting blood sugar less t...  Read Full »

Does elevated blood sugar post coloanal anastomosis and ileostomy indicate diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 34 years old. He recently underwent a low anterior resection with coloanal anastomosis and ileostomy for stage 2 Ca rectum. On day 2 of surgery, he started to have nausea and vomiting. On day 4, after surgery, we were told he had developed some post-operative ileus, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern for your brother. I am not sure if the sugar values mentioned here are taken at a particular time of the day. I assume them to be random blood sugar levels. Nausea and vomiting could be because of the effect of anesthesia and the antibiotics h...  Read Full »

Why is my fasting sugar 260, 45 days after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I delivered my first baby last month. During pregnancy, I had gestational diabetes and I was taking insulin for two months. During the first trimester, my sugar level was normal. After delivery, when I checked it again, my sugar levels was normal. But now after forty-f...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details given and I understand the concern. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a commonly seen condition nowadays. Invariably post-delivery, the condition return backs to normal in many patients. It is a clear sign or indication that in immed...  Read Full »

Please suggest steps to control blood sugar with medicines.

Query: Hi doctor,I am diabetic since 9 years. I am taking Glisen-PM1 and Vogo 0.2 before and after meal respectively. My fasting remains below 100 and PP is more than 200. Please advise. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In such case, I would like to know whether you take Glisen-PM 1 (Combination of Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone) before you got your postprandial value done. If no, then get your repeat fasting and postprandial test done in which you would also consume your mor...  Read Full »

Should I consult a doctor for sudden fainting and tingling tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend, who is a 38 year old female, had sudden fainting and tingling tongue. She wants to know what is wrong with her. Does it necessary to visit the hospital?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Gorthy

Family Physician, Microbiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden fainting attacks could be because of various reasons. The most¬†common are as follows. Overactive nerves, may be caused by acts of sneezing, coughing, laughing excessively, sudden pain or fear. Closed and crowded spaces where there is too little oxygen. Dehydrat...  Read Full »

Humalog, my sugar level is not under control. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have type 2 diabetes. I am taking Humalog Insulin 1 unit, three times a day. Before a week, I checked my blood sugar level. It is found to be high in the morning and it was 10.14 mmol/L to 14 mmol/L. Before lunch, it was 12 mmol/L. I went to work and did my job. My blood sugar had no c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I have gone through your problem. You are only on Insulin Humalog (Insulin Lispro Injection), is that true? Do you take any oral antidiabetic medications? The Insulin units that you have mentioned "1 unit 3 times a day" Is it correct? Because 1 ...  Read Full »

What causes a sharp pain in the whole body when I do exercise?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem with my body for a year now. I have a sudden electric shock that radiates to the other body parts or a needle poking my skin or sharp pain. It usually happens when I am in hot weather or when drinking hot water or doing exercise. My body becomes very hot and my ears get ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the brief history and I understand your concern. It can occur due to changes in the blood cells or increased sugar levels in the body. So I would suggest you do blood sugar and CBC (complete blood count). It will help you to diagnose properly and then trea...  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 Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 co...  Read Full »

Why does my liver elastogram show a large mass?

Query: Hi doctor, My liver elastogram has revealed a large mass of 19.8 to 10 cm, with increased reflectivity in the liver's right lobe, also confirmed in the CT scan. Though presently do not have any symptoms, but worried about feeling weak and having weight loss. I was diagnosed with fatty liver five ye...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can completely understand your anxiety and worry. And to be very honest, I cannot tell the next best treatment approach to this liver mass unless we confirm it with the biopsy of the mass and fully understand what we are dealing with. The treatment can then b...  Read Full »

Does my mother need Insulin to lower sugar levels?

Query: My mother aged 63, has sugar with 190 fasting and PP 330 (after food) in test. Is it ok or she has to go for insulin. She is using metformin 850mg. Past few she is facing dizziness. Due to covid 19 i cant take her out to doctor because my street is locked. Please tell can vertin or vertiford tab can...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. I have seen the details given. The glucose levels are too high. Which is a clear indication that her present treatment is totally inadequate. Anothe very important aspect is her excessive weight, with a BMI of 43.96 kgs/Sq meter(Normal < 23 kgs/Sq meter) she has an e...  Read Full »

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