Insulin

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas. It promotes absorption of glucose from the blood into the liver, fat, and muscles, which is used as a fuel by the cells to perform various activities. In the absence or lack of insulin, the blood sugar is not regulated, which might lead to diabetes.

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Doctor advised taking Insulin injections instead of tablet. What do you suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. One year back, my HbA1c result was 8.2. Then, I started to take medicine Dailyglim M1 for three months and started some workout and took light food. Then, my sugar level came down. Fasting and PP result were in 105 and 160 range respectively. But, after some time it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you are hesitant to use Insulin. But what she has said is right. Finally, Insulin is what controls your blood sugars. Since people are hesitant to use it, we usually do not prescribe it as a first-line treatment. Oral medications help the pancreas to p...  Read Full »

Diagnosed with gestation diabetes. Was the test done right?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 9 weeks 3 days pregnant. My doctor has diagnosed me with gestational diabetes. At my 1 hour test, my levels were at 170, which was high, but they told me it was low. I was scheduled for 3 hours test and was told to eat sugar treats and sugar drinks three days before my test and then ...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me make a few corrections in the methods done. I have not heard of the methods done. Gestational diabetes is caused by the hormones of the pregnancy, which appears in pregnancy only after 26 to 28 weeks, the time when pregnancy hormones are at the highest level. So, a...  Read Full »

What are the diet restrictions for gestational diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 22 weeks pregnant. It is a dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy. Her fasting sugar level is 6.9. The doctor suggested taking insulin injection. Is it safe to take insulin during pregnancy? Could you suggest some tips to follow or any diet recommendations, please? Also, we h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Insulin is safe in pregnancy, but I need some clarification with respect to the fasting blood sugar values. If it is 69 mg %, then it is normal. I would like to see her blood sugar reports of the tests which were done previously or the result of the glucose tolera...  Read Full »

Why are my periods always super irregular?

Query: Hello doctor,I started my period when I was 11. I am now 24. My period has always been super irregular. I can go on for 60 to 75 days with no period. It will be on time for two months, then back to missing two months. I have talked to my doctor multiple times but never really got an answer. I have o...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are overweight (BMI is high) for your height. It could be polycystic ovaries. Do you have abnormal hair growth near the chin, on the side of your face, on the abdomen, and around the nipple? I will suggest a few tests. Get it done on day 2 or day 3 of your perio...  Read Full »

Can diabetic medicine cause rise in creatinine level?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt is 44 years old. Her reports are plasma glucose is 119 mg/dL, blood urea is 61 mg/dL and serum creatinine is 3.0 mg/dL. Doctor has told that, the medicine she has been taking for sugar is affecting her kidney. Please provide some advice. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Mhetras Ganesh Nagesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether your aunt is a long-standing diabetes patient. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where ones sugar level is higher than normal and need to take medicines to bring to normalcy. If she has been a long-standing diabetes patient kidneys can get af...  Read Full »

My blood sugar levels are high, I feel tired, and I have lost 10 kg weight. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood sugar levels are high. According to the reports, my fasting blood sugar is 21.3 mmol/L, and my HbA1c is 13.2 %. I also feel slightly tired, and I have lost around 10 kg weight within three to four months. I have attached a copy of the reports below. Please let me know what I c...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Looking at your symptoms and lab reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is a clear diagnosis of diabetes. I am not sure if you already have diabetes. This requires immediate treatment, preferably with Insulin...  Read Full »

My glucose is normal, but my insulin seems too high. Is this of concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently did a glucose tolerance test, where insulin levels were measured at 0 minutes, 60 minutes, and 120 minutes. The results are: 0 Minute: Glucose 4.74 mmol/l, Insulin 11.2 uIU/ml. 60 Minure: Glucose 8.71 mmol/l, Insulin 104.3 uIU/ml. 120 Minute: Glucose 5.07 mmol/l, Insulin 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Wain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to see the image of your reports and would also like to know, if have you undergone the HbA1c test. How long have you been diabetic, have you been on oral antidiabetics?   Read Full »

Can intake of Insulin for diabetes in young females affect their fertility?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. Recently I have been diagnosed with diabetes. I had no idea that I was diabetic until the day of diagnosis. My urine blood glucose was 310 mg/dL. My physician gave me medicine (Glyciphage 500 mg) and asked me to visit again in five days. Upon visiting him again, he s...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you taking both Insulin and Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride)? Did your doctor say you have type 1 diabetes or type 2? If he suspects type 1 diabetes, then yes, you have to take Insulin. Insulin is safe if taken in the right doses and at the right times. Even ba...  Read Full »

I take insulin, but my sugar levels are high. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, How are you? I am a 54 year old male. Nowadays, my sugar level is very high. Every day, I inject 28 units of insulin, 16 units in the morning before food and 12 units in the evening before food. But, my sugar levels are at 255 mg. I want to know if I should increase the shot of insulin...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it is clear that you need an increase in the dosage of insulin. However, it is also a good idea to reflect on your lifestyle and see if you can make any changes. If you are eating foods that increase blood sugar levels, especially sw...  Read Full »

Do my insulin values indicate pancreatic cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My lab tests are as follows: Seven months ago: blood glucose of 105 mg/dl, GTT one hour 160 mg/dl, two hours 118 mg/dl, morning insulin 6.2 μU/ml, HbA1c 5.2 %, A1 6.1 %. This month: BG 110 mg/dl, GTT one hour 184 mg/dl, two hours 115 mg/dl, morning insulin 5.3 μU/ml. Every other b...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned I would like to say that the reason that your insulin levels are dropping is because of your beta cells of the pancreas are getting exhausted and are not gradually decreasing the production of insulin. Pancreati...  Read Full »

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