Postprandial blood sugar is the amount of glucose in the blood after a meal, which is generally tested a couple of hours after a meal. According to the American Diabetes Association, postprandial blood sugar level should be under 140 mg/dL.
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What can be done to control the sugar levels of my 2-year-old daughter?
Query: Hello doctor, My 2 year old daughter was diagnosed diabetic and I am giving four units of Lantus and two boluses Novo rapid for each meal three times. But still, her sugar levels are not in control. We give her low-carb and proper diet. What should we do now as none of the doctors we consulted are a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. From what you have mentioned, it appears that your daughter has insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and you are concerned about her high blood sugar. I would request that you record for three days her fasting blood sugar (FBS), two hours post ... Read Full »
My sugar levels are under control after using Insulin and Metformin. Should I still continue them?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a diabetic male smoker aged 50. I take insulin 12 IU/mL at night and 24 IU/mL in the morning. I also take Metformin 850 mg twice a day. My sugar level has always been above 150 mg/dL but now it is under 90 mg/dL. Should I still take the same dosages? Thank you Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. To decide the dose of insulin and OHA (oral hypoglycemic agents), we will need FBS (fasting sugar levels) as well as 2 hrs of PPBS (post-prandial sugar levels). When your HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) was 15 mmol/mol, you wer... Read Full »
What could have caused itchiness and burning sensation in clitoris?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 44 years old taking Noriday mini pill for last seven years. It was prescribed to help with heavy menstrual flow. It makes my cycles slightly irregular at 42 to 43 days. I have not been sexually active for over five years. A few weeks ago I felt a sharp stinging pain in my clitoris ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching on clitoris can be due to fungal infections. Do you have any white vaginal discharge which is itching and foul smelling? Do you have burning sensation or pain while passing urine? Clitoral pain could be due to trauma. If you have rubbed it hard while washing it wi... 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 »
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... Read Full »
What is the treatment for penis pain due to balanoposthitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I had mild penis pain below the glans. The doctor checked and informed minimal balanoposthitis. I took Microdox 100 for 15 days, Zocon for seven days, Gabapentin for 15 days. There was a relief. He asked me to apply Onabet cream for 15 days. When I apply Onabet cream it relieves me but... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is balanoposthitis by your description. It is due to a candidial yeast infection. Which will flare according to our immunity. It is not contagious and not harmful. Get your fasting and postprandial blood sugar and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels d... Read Full »
Why do I have an itching sensation in the scrotum?
Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing itching of the scrotum, below the scrotum area as well as in the tip of the foreskin. There is a dry and inflamed area on the right scrotum area. There is inflammation of the tip of fore skin. There is inflammation of the area below the scrotum. I am experiencing it... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be balanoposthitis. Apply Aloederm gel (Aloe vera and Glycerine) first on the washed and dried affected area. Apply Efficort cream (Hydrocortisone) 0.127 %. Use it until the redness subsides. Apply Eberwin (Eberconazole) 1 % cream at bedtime. ... 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 »
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 y... Read Full »
My fasting blood sugar level is 132 mg/dL, post-prandial blood sugar is 144 mg/dL, and HbA1c is 13 %. Am I diabetic?
Query: Hello doctor,I took a test and had the following results.Fasting sugar level - 132 mg/dL.Post-prandial sugar level - 144 mg/dL.HbA1c - 13 %. Am I diabetic? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have high blood sugar and HbA1c suggests that you have diabetes. I would advise you to do serum creatinine to know your kidney function and serum cholesterol levels... Read Full »
How can fasting blood sugar be more than postprandial in pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is with height 159 cm and having weight 72 kg. We checked her BSL in lab for fasting and BP a year back and both results were normal. Yesterday we again checked the reports and her reports are like fasting BSL 172 , urine: no sugar detected. After two hours of lunch FBL was 173 an... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is very possible. Ladies who develop gestational diabetes are more prone to develop diabetes in the near future. It is like a warning sign to start healthy lifestyle measures so that you can avoid developing diabetes. Currently your wife is having diabetes and s... 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 »
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 »