Pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels, but still not high enough to call it diabetes. If immediate lifestyle changes are not made, it is most likely to progress to diabetes. Some of the risk factors include being overweight, large waist size, inactive lifestyle, family history of diabetes, and consuming sugary food and beverages.

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I am pre-diabetic. Can I take malt-based drinks once a day?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic six years ago. I have avoided sugar completely since. I would like to know whether I can take malt-based beverages once a day.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prediabetes means you have impaired blood sugar levels. It can lead to full-blown diabetes over a few years. It is basically a component of metabolic syndrome in which insulin resistance is the central mechanism. So, it is good to avoid sugar. But, apart from ...  Read Full »

What is the acceptable range for blood glucose levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gotten different answers from various different doctors on this question. Maybe, you can give me a straight answer. What is the acceptable range for blood glucose levels? Some people say the lower end is 70 and some others say the lower end is 130. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many types of blood sugar testings are there, and the values for that are different. But worldwide, the most commonly used tests for the detection of diabetes are Fasting Blood Sugar and Post Prandial Blood Sugar. Fasting blood sugar test is done by taking the blood sa...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having high fasting blood glucose level?

Query: Hello doctor,My MPV has been high with a range of 12.1 to 13.9 and my platelets have ranged from 128 to 173 for the past four years. The most recent is MPV of 13.9 and platelets of 157. I also had a high fasting blood glucose this time of 109. This is the first time that I have had a fasting glucose...  Read Full »


Dr. Kks

Hematologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I must compliment you for the excellent spreadsheet of your laboratory results. Regarding your CBC, we look at all three lines, Hb, WBC, and platelet count. A little variation individual to individual basis and with age is common. I can see that you are pretty young. A...  Read Full »

How can I reduce my PP blood sugar and HbA1c level?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 49 years, and I am a male. Height is 160 cm, weight is 80 kg. FBS is 78 mg/dL , PP is 178 mg/dL, HbA1c is 7 %. Am I a diabetic? How to reduce my PP blood sugar and HbA1c level? Should I follow a restricted diet low on rice and bakery products?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are not diabetic but your blood sugar levels are in the pre-diabetes range. Your weight also seems to be on the higher side, so lifestyle changes can help you in a number of ways. Avoid outside food as far as possible, and eat home coo...  Read Full »

What is the difference between insulin resistance and diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor,I have high sugar level in mornings around 140 plus and at night it is normal around 100. I am overweight rather obese and trying to lose weight. Now, I want to know whether I have insulin resistance or diabetes? I mean what is the difference? Can I get insulin test also?  Read Full »


Dr. Jani Basha

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Insulin resistance is a pre-condition towards diabetes. According to American heart association, there are criteria to decide pre-diabetic or diabetic. I would advise you to see a physician and get tested. It is a well-appreciated thought of losing weight, hope you...  Read Full »

I am worried I am diabetic as my mom is type 2. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38 year old female with a weight of 58 kg. I do not have any symptoms but just happened to check my blood sugar with a glucometer. The first time random came 126. Then after few days, it was 144. Fasting once was 126 and my PP came 122. Today, I had green tea with honey and teste...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First of all, you need to stop worrying. You are not diabetic unless your tests show a blood sugar level of more than 200. Since you have a family history and your test results are inconsistent, you could be pre-diabetic. On the other hand,...  Read Full »

Can you interpret my blood report and advise me further?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 years old male. My BP is 130/85. I am taking Calaptin SR 120 mg twice a day for idiopathic RVOT NSVT which has been controlled by RF ablation procedure and under this continuous medication to control further ectopic beats. Under the continuous care of my cardiologist, this si...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and the investigations you have posted. You have deranged fasting blood glucose which is 102 mg/dl which is in the pre-diabetic range. Your vitamin D level is very low. You will need a replacement. I suggest you start capsule Lumia 60K weekl...  Read Full »

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