Metformin

Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used as the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially in overweight patients. It works by restoring your body's response to the naturally produced insulin. It also reduces the blood sugar by decreasing the sugar production in the liver and its absorption in the intestine.

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I had pregnancy diabetes. But, why is my sugar level shooting up even after pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, During pregnancy, I checked my sugar levels. It was very high. I consulted a sugar specialist. She gave me Glucophage 500 mg. In the seventh month, I used insulin. The doctor said that it is pregnancy diabetes and after delivery, it will get alright. But after delivery, my sugar ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have diabetes and you must take treatment for it. Gestational diabetes which you had during pregnancy may be the time you discovered that you had diabetes but you must have been havin...  Read Full »

Is fasting blood sugar 131 considered diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's fasting glucose is 131. Her post lunch glucose level is 121 and urine does not contain sugar. Her HbA1c is 6. 2. Her height is 5.4 and weight is 68 kg. What to do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By these laboratory readings she has prediabetes. This should be treated. What to do will depend on a lot of factors. You have not provided any other medical history, family history, other medicines, lifestyle, etc. Revert back with the asked details to a diabetologis...  Read Full »

My mother is type 2 diabetic and her level is not dropping even after using medications. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has diabetics type 2. Currently, she is using Metformin 500 mg two times a day with Glibenclamide. The problem is it is not dropping as before. Can you please help with other medications or tablets?  Read Full »


Dr. Qazi Mujahid Ali

Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother needs some different medications, Glimepiride 3 mg before breakfast, Sitagliptin Metformin combination of 50/850 twice daily after meals. Decrease fats in her diet, avoid fast food. Increase physical activity if possible. Sugary things should be avoided a...  Read Full »

Why has the sugar level not reduced after taking Dibizid M?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has diabetes for the past 10 years. She has been on Dibizid M (twice a day- morning and night) and the sugar levels had been under control until the past few months. A few months ago her sugar levels went up and here before food reading was 220, while after food it was 180 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Qazi Mujahid Ali

Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medicine is fine. Divide her diet in six portions and decrease fat content as low as possible.  Read Full »

What is the meaning of anisocytosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diabetic, and my latest report showed HbA1C as 11, it says hypochromia and anisocytosis of red blood cells. What does it mean?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.HbA1C of 11 is very high, and it suggests toward uncontrolled diabetes. I suggest you investigate your urine sugar, blood fasting sugar, serum urea and creatinine. The treatment for diabetes should be started with oral hypoglycemic drugs like Metformin and Gliclazide.Lifest...  Read Full »

Why is my sugar level uncontrolled even after taking Glycomet?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 30 years and my weight is around 70 lbs. My fasting sugar is around 180 and PP around 270. I am taking Glycomet GP2 tablets twice a day from last nine months. But sugar level is uncontrolled. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Qazi Mujahid Ali

Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reasons for uncontrolled sugar are several even though you are taking medicine. 1. Sedentary life style. 2. What you eat, if you consume more fat or deep fried item in your diet, it is another reason. 3. Anxiety also plays a major role. 4. Time duration betwe...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Glycomet SR 500 mg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in the initial stage of diabetes. I have been diagnosed before a year only. I walk 7 km a day and five days a week. Still, my present medication does not maintain my glucose levels. My average fasting blood sugar level is 140. I am currently on Glycomet 250 and I am wondering if I sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your blood glucose levels, it is clear that the medication you are taking is not sufficient to control your blood glucose. You have not mentioned if you are taking Glycomet 250 once or twice a day. If you are taking Glycomet 25...  Read Full »

Can you tell the reason for fasting blood sugar level higher than postprandial?

Query: Hi doctor, My fasting blood sugar is 130 to 135 over last four years. My postprandial sugar is between 90 to 110. Yes, my postprandial is less than my fasting sugar level. Usually, the reading will be taken after 1 hour 45 minutes or 2 hours after eating breakfast. I am unable to bring down the fast...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to tell you that different mechanism of our body act to control our fasting and postprandial sugars. Firstly, you are doing well with your blood sugars. The fasting sugar is slightly higher, but no issues. Secondly, you should take your medicine Glycomet (...  Read Full »

How can fatigue be managed in a patient taking Metformin?

Query: Hello doctor,My father's age is 60 years and is a patient of type 2 DM. He is also a patient of hypertension with an abnormal lipid profile. His RBS is now 360 mg/dl. He is suffering from extreme fatigue although BP is controlled by anti-hypertensive drugs. In this condition, how can we manage fatig...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at RBG given (360 mg/100 ml), he has totally uncontrolled diabetes. When this happens there is a lot of glucose lost through urine, leading to excess urination, excess thirst and excess hunger. Plus there is unexplained weight loss and severe tiredness. The r...  Read Full »

How to reduce levels of cortisol?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. Is there any way to effectively reduce elevated cortisol and aldosterone? But, it is not Cushing's. I just have too high cortisol for the last few years and weight loss problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are medicines for that, but it would be a temporary solution. We need to find the cause of elevated cortisol and aldosterone. In that regard, kindly upload the tests reports. Also, let me know, are you on any birth control pills?  Read Full »

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