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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Why is my fasting sugar more than postprandial?

Query: Hi doctor, My fasting sugar has been more than postprandial sugar levels consistently in the last few reports. The last four months values are 130 and 120, 125 and 113, 121 and 127, 118 and 99 respectively. With these data, I have not been given any medicines for diabetes. At present I am taking m...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The decrease in postprandial blood sugar can be explained by stimulation of insulin release after food which will decrease the blood sugar. Increase in blood sugar in empty stomach is due to glucagon secretion which will increase the blood sugar level. You h...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for pain in lower abdomen and thighs in early stage of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am 13 days pregnant and currently experiencing a pain that feels like I have been exercising for a long time. The pain is in my thighs and the lower side of my abdomen. I currently take Metformin 2000 mg per day and folic acid also.   Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you did not have any extraordinary activities to cause the pain around the thighs and lower abdomen. The pain we are to worry about is intermittent pains, that come for a few seconds, just like the pain in periods and then disappears, and come back again later...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Ovares Plus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive for the last four months. I have consulted my gynecologist and she found that I am having PCOS. She suggested me to take Ovares plus. Is it fine to take?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ovares tablet is a multivitamin with few antioxidants. This is usually prescribed as an added adjuvant tablet along with other medication. Most of the infertility specialists will prescribe some or the other antioxidant and multivitamin tablets. These antioxidant...  Read Full »

Is diabetes medicine needed if HbA1c is 7.5?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52 year old female. One year before I went to a diabetologist and took glucose tolerance test. Here is the result, fasting - 128 mg/dL, 1 hour - 340 mg/dL, 2 hour - 196 mg/dL. Doctor prescribed medicine for a month but after that I did not take any medication. Now I would...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned that took medicine for a month, still your HbA1c - glycated hemoglobin is 7.5 (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is little high. The target of HbA1c should be less than 7. So, I would suggest you to continue with tablet Glycipha...  Read Full »

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 »

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